New Hyde Park residents Dr. Birjesh and Madhu Gupta, along with Frank and Carmen Nyberg, celebrated their 40th anniversary at a vow renewal ceremony at Harbor Links Clubhouse in Port Washington on Valentine’s Day, as Town of North Hempstead officials gathered to celebrate love, laughter and longevity with other residents of the town.
Couples married for 40 to 60 years reaffirmed their commitment to one another during the ceremony officiated by Town Clerk Wayne Wink.
“Love one another, be good to one another and don’t go to bed angry at each other,” said Ingrid Moor on her tips to a long marriage.
“This is one of my favorite days of the year,” said Wink. “These are the couples that made it last for a lifetime and in this day and age it’s exceedingly rare, so it’s nice to honor all of them for the fact that they were able to maintain a great relationship for many years. These are also people who helped build the town. These are people who, in many cases, have lived in this town for 60 years or more as a couple. Your little league, school district, community groups, they’re all based on the people we have here. They built this town.”
“This is our ninth annual renewal of vows and it’s one of the happiest events we have in the Town of North Hempstead,” said Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to have seniors in our community come together, express their love for each other and especially on Valentine’s Day. You just feel the love in the room.”