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Long Island Valentine's Day celebrations

Married 45 years, Carol and Lou Knecht of

Married 45 years, Carol and Lou Knecht of Jericho kiss as they celebrate Valentine's Day during a free luncheon sponsored by the Coral House in Baldwin Thursday. (Feb.14, 2013) Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Today is Valentine's Day. Here is a collection of images of how Long Islanders celebrated the day.

Married 45 years, Carol and Lou Knecht of
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Married 45 years, Carol and Lou Knecht of Jericho kiss as they celebrate Valentine's Day during a free luncheon sponsored by the Coral House in Baldwin Thursday. (Feb.14, 2013)

Hundreds of couples renewed their marriage vows as
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Hundreds of couples renewed their marriage vows as they celebrated Valentine's Day during a free luncheon sponsored by the Coral House in Baldwin Thursday. (Feb. 14, 2013)

Married 53 years, Rosemary and Joseph Pinto of
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Married 53 years, Rosemary and Joseph Pinto of Plainview renew their marriage vows as they celebrate Valentine's Day during a free luncheon sponsored by the Coral House in Baldwin Thursday. (Feb.14, 2013)

Married 70 years, Joan and Ralph Keefe of
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Married 70 years, Joan and Ralph Keefe of Oceanside celebrated Valentine's Day and renewed their marriage vows during a free luncheon sponsored by the Coral House in Baldwin Thursday. (Feb. 14, 2013) Photo by Barry Sloan

Hundreds of couples renewed their marriage vows as
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Hundreds of couples renewed their marriage vows as they celebrated Valentine's Day during a free luncheon sponsored by the Coral House in Baldwin Thursday. (Feb. 14, 2013)

Dr. Sean Levchuck, Chairman of Pediatric Cardiology gets
Photo Credit: Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Dr. Sean Levchuck, Chairman of Pediatric Cardiology gets a high five from Kristen Murphy, 14, of Bellmore at St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn today. Murphy was diagnosed with a hole in her heart the day before she turned three and De. Levchuck repaired the hole. Today Murphy is a dancer, singer and gymnast. She came to the hopsital today to participate in a Valentine's Day event where patients thanked doctors who mended their broken hearts. (Feb. 14, 2013)

Registered nurses Dawn Zioba, left, and Lyn Santiago
Photo Credit: Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Registered nurses Dawn Zioba, left, and Lyn Santiago give a Valentine's kiss to Oswaldo Tonarelli at St. Francis Hospital. (Feb. 14, 2013)

Edward Sammuelson tears up as he and his
Photo Credit: Anthony Lanzilote

Edward Sammuelson tears up as he and his wife Ruth, and 10 other Long Island couples whose lives were affected by Sandy renewed their vows at the refurbished Bridgeview Yacht Club in Island Park. The Meadowmere Park couple has been married 45 years. (Feb, 14, 2013)

Laura and Charlie Spoto dance after they renewed
Photo Credit: Anthony Lanzilote

Laura and Charlie Spoto dance after they renewed their vows. They are one of 11 Long Island couples whose lives were affected by Sandy who renewed their vows at the refurbished Bridgeview Yacht Club in Island Park. The Seaford couple has been married for 15 years. (Feb. 14, 2013)

The brides cut the cake after 11 Long
Photo Credit: Anthony Lanzilote

The brides cut the cake after 11 Long Island couples whose lives were affected by Sandy renewed their vows at the refurbished Bridgeview Yacht Club in Island Park. (Feb. 14, 2013)

Arthur and Brenda Mackey renew their vows. They
Photo Credit: Anthony Lanzilote

Arthur and Brenda Mackey renew their vows. They are one of 11 Long Island couples whose lives were affected by Sandy renewed their vows at the refurbished Bridgeview Yacht Club in Island Park. The Baldwin couple have been married 20 years. (Feb. 14, 2013)

Laura and Charlie Spoto renew their vows. They
Photo Credit: Anthony Lanzilote

Laura and Charlie Spoto renew their vows. They are one of 11 Long Island couples whose lives were affected by Sandy renewed their vows at the refurbished Bridgeview Yacht Club in Island Park. The Seaford couple has been married for 15 years. (Feb. 14, 2013)

Isabella Polizzi, 6, films her parents Andrew and
Photo Credit: Anthony Lanzilote

Isabella Polizzi, 6, films her parents Andrew and Christine Polizzi renew their vows. Eleven Long Island couples whose lives were affected by Sandy renewed their vows at the refurbished Bridgeview Yacht Club in Island Park. The Polizzis of East Rockaway have been married 13 years. (Feb. 14, 2013)

Wendy and William Herbert, a former Island Park
Photo Credit: Anthony Lanzilote

Wendy and William Herbert, a former Island Park Fire Chief, walk down the aisle after they and 10 other Long Island couples whose lives were affected by Sandy renewed their vows at the refurbished Bridgeview Yacht Club in Island Park. The Island Park Couple have been married 30 years. (Feb. 14, 2013)

Eleven Long Island couples whose lives were affected
Photo Credit: Anthony Lanzilote

Eleven Long Island couples whose lives were affected by Sandy renewed their vows at the refurbished Bridgeview Yacht Club in Island Park. (Feb. 14, 2013)

Sean Arciniegas, (l-r), Rhoda Newman, 88, and Felix
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Sean Arciniegas, (l-r), Rhoda Newman, 88, and Felix Botero work on making Valentine's Day cards at North Babylon's Senior Center. Fifth-graders from Marion G. Vedder Elementary School in North Babylon in art teacher Lisa Gregorek's class traveled to the local senior center to work together with the seniors to create Valentine's Day cards. (Feb. 14, 2013)

June Zalud, 82, works with Kevin Neuman, 10,
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

June Zalud, 82, works with Kevin Neuman, 10, creating Valentine's Day cards at the Senior Center in Babylon. Fifth-graders from Marion G. Vedder Elementary School in North Babylon in art teacher Lisa Gregorek's class traveled to the local senior center to work together with the seniors to create Valentine's Day cards. (Feb. 14, 2013)

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