Richard and Elaine Long will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 10, 2005. They were married in Juneau.
Richard was in the U.S. Army at the time. The Longs left Juneau in 1957 and came back in 1969 upon his return from Vietnam. They have two sons, Mark of Juneau and Brian of Castle Rock, Colo. A private family celebration is planned.