WOODMERE - A Long Island couple is celebrating a milestone anniversary today.

Leo and Lillian Shargel have been married for 70 years. The Shargels are celebrating their anniversary with family and friends at the Bristal Assisted Living Community in North Woodmere. Leo and Lillian married in 1942 after just three months of dating.

The Shargels say their marriage lasted because of the respect and support they provide each other.