AnniversariesJET Love

Love Couple: Shari & James Carroll

Bride’s Name: Shari Carroll

Bride’s Occupation: Banking/Military Family Advocate (retired)

Groom’s Name: James Carroll

Groom’s Occupation: Colonel – Military Officer

Wedding Anniversary Date: June 21, 1986

Celebrating: 30 Years of marriage


Tell us your love story. We are high school sweethearts.

What do you love best about one another? Bride: James has a cool, calm demeanor. Groom: Shari’s love for me and our family.

What have you learned about marriage over the years? Both: There’s always something new to learn.

What advice would you give to young married couples? Bride: As a married couple, develop your own standard together. It is important to accept the wise counsel, however, make sure to make the best decision for your family. Groom: You have to make the decision before the wedding day to stay married forever.

What legacy do you hope your marriage will leave? Both: We hope to be a beacon of hope and inspiration to others. Marriage can last forever. There’s nothing that you cannot overcome together. We lived a military lifestyle for more than 30 years—and are a still going strong—that comes with many unique challenges. We accept the challenges and look for opportunities.

If you or someone you know is in it for the long haul, submit your love story at JET WEDDINGS or JET ANNIVERSARIES.