Former President George Bush and his wife Barbara! "They celebrate 70 years of marriage today, making them the longest-married First Couple. (The title was previously held by John and Abigail Adams, who were married for 54 years.) They met and married in Rye, New York. This photograph was taken on their wedding day on January 6, 1945. George and Barbara Bush have five children, 24 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren."
Bush was in his senior year of high school at Phillips Academy at Andover, Mass., when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941. On his 18th birthday, June 12, 1942, Bush became a seaman 2nd Class rather than going to Yale University to which he had already been accepted. Bush would later credit his time serving in the military – especially during war – with making a man out of him.