ROCKLAND — A Rockland couple celebrated their 75th anniversary recently at a family gathering.

John and Charlotte Root were married in Hartford, Conn. on Sept. 6, 1947. Their son John Root said the couple met at a square dance.

The anniversary was mentioned on the “Today Show” during the segment when landmark birthdays and anniversaries are listed and sponsored by Smucker’s.

John Root is 96 and a retired medical doctor. Charlotte Root is 94 and volunteered for many years at the hospital gift shop.

The Rockland couple have five children, eight grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.

The “Today Show” featured the couple Photoshopped on a jar of Smucker’s.