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118 couples renew wedding vows during Cathedral mass

(Source: WTOC) (Source: WTOC)

A large group of people gathered at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist today to rekindle their love before Valentine's Day. 

118 couples renewed their wedding vows during the Golden and Silver Wedding Jubilee Mass. Couples celebrating 25 and 50 years of marriage were the honorees at the Mass and wedding anniversary celebration.

"A lot of the marriages don't last," said Kathy and Larry White, who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. "They say at least half of the people married today are going to be divorced."

Organizers say it's great to hold events like these to honor couples who have reached such incredible milestones together.

"It's important because there are not a lot of lasting things today for society and people in general and for young people to see that marriage can last and you can be happy," said Barbara King, the Director of Communications. 

John and Rita Kennedy came from Augusta to mark their Golden anniversary in Savannah, and at the Cathedral, where the couple also celebrated their Silver anniversary 25 years ago.

"We're lucky," the Kennedy's said. "We're lucky and we love it. God has been good to us."

One of the couples honored at the celebration today has been married for 75 years. 

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