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Governor Jindal honors Louisiana’s longest married couple

The following is a Press Release from the State of Louisiana:

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal and First Lady Supriya Jindal held a reception at the Governor's Mansion to honor Louisiana's Longest Married Couple – Norman and Norma Burmah of Marksville, who have been married since January 26, 1931.

Governor Jindal said, "The lasting and loving relationship of Norman and Norma serves as a great example to all who value the institution of marriage."

The Burmahs were married in 1931. Norman is 101 years old and Norma is 98 years old. They have two children, six grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. Together, they raised two daughters and lived in New Orleans until 2005. To this day, they both remain devoted Saints fans. The Burmahs will be inducted into the Louisiana Family Forum's (LFF) Marriage Hall of Fame.

Since 2002, LFF has identified Louisiana's longest married couple to honor marriage. LFF's first recognized longest married couple was George and Germaine Briant in 2002. The Briants were followed by Fernand and Emily Cavalier as Louisiana's Longest Married Couple. Since 2008, Governor Jindal and the First Lady have honored Louisiana's Longest Married Couple at the Governor's Mansion, including Fernand and Emily Cavalier in 2008, Newton and Anna Leger in 2009, Bennett and Pearl Robin in 2010 and Ralph and Dorothy Richards in 2011.

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