Mr. and Mrs. LEODEGARIO J. Perez Leodegario Jimenez and Gilda Halago Perez of North Charleston, SC, celebrated their 50th golden wedding anniversary on April 14, 2013 with a dinner reception and special presentation at Radisson Hotel - Charleston Airport given by their children and grandchildren. In the course of the dinner, surprise presentations of congratulatory messages and certificates from various people were made: From the First Family in the White House President Obama & First Lady Michelle Obama, From Malacanang Palace Manila Philippines, President Benigno S, Aquino, III, were read by Janet Painaga Muchuelas President of PNA SC, from the City of North Charleston Keith Summey by North Charleston councilman Bobby Jameson. From Supreme knights of Columbus Carl A.Andersen by KofC district deputy Brandon Chambers. The Perez's were married on April 14, 1963 in Spanish Chapel of the Miraculous Medal, in Philadelphia, PA. The Rev. Fr. Edward Fitzgerald performed the ceremony. Mae Frances Perez-Rodriguez was maid of honor. Leo Gilbert Perez was best man. Their children are: Mae Frances Perez-Rodriquez of Clermont, FL, and Leo Gilbert Perez of Ocoee, FL. They have 4 grandchildren Jonathan Marcus Perez-Fowler, Angela Noelle Perez- Fowler, Cecelia Judith Jenkins-Perez, and Gryphon Alexander Jenkins- Perez. Mr. Perez retired from United Navy and Federal Service at Polaris Missile Facility Atlantic, Naval Weapons Station as a power plant operator . Mrs. Perez retired from Roper-St. Francis as an R.N. Their children thank them for being a wonderful example of marriage, family and love. Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary! 1963 2013