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WWII Couple recalls last 63 years together on Honor Flight

As we honor those who serve this Veteran's week, WAFF 48 News Anchor Lee Marshall has a love story that grew during war.  

For Joseph & Hazel Robertson, seeing the World War II Memorial was an anniversary of sorts.

She served in the Navy; he was in the Army.

In the middle of serving their country in a time of war they met and fell in love.  

Hazel Robertson tells the story of the first time they met, "We met at a little café, mom & pop thing I think it was. He just came up and started smart talking like he does. So I kinda fell for it."

Within three months, they were planning to get married. The week of the wedding, Joseph got his orders to ship out.  

"His outfit was suppose to go to the Pacific. So that was on Thursday and we were getting married on Thursday night. So he called me and said, 'Do you want to go through with it?' I said, 'Yeah,'" Hazel recalls.

They were married while serving. Their wedding portrait is in uniform.

The Robertson's have served together in times of war and peace for 63 years.

Joseph gives a description of their family, "We have 2 children, 2 daughters & we have 3 grand children, and 3 great grandchildren."

So how do they feel about a program like honor flight that takes them to their memorial?

"Oh it's fantastic! Couldn't be any better."

Lee Marshall asks, "And to be here with your partner for 63 years?"

"That's right. Absolutely. I hope I live 63 more!"

To learn more about Honor Flight click here.

Don't forget about the Veteran's Day Parade November 11th. It will happen rain or shine starting at 11am on Clinton Avenue in downtown Huntsville.   If you can't make it out you can watch it right here on WAFF 48 or www.waff.com

You can email Lee at lmarshall@waff.com   

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