Former President Jimmy Carter has another distinction to his name. The 99-year-old is the first living U.S. president to be honored with an official White House Christmas ornament, which was unveiled Wednesday.
This Presidents Day marks a year since former President Jimmy Carter entered into hospice care, and three months since the death of former first lady Rosalynn Carter.
Mayor Boze Godwin presided over a small Southwest Georgia town that became a tourist attraction because of former President Jimmy Carter.
Tuesday's service celebrated the former first lady's accomplishments and humanity with songs, scripture and poetry. Members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Chorus and country stars Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks performed some of Mrs. Carter's favorite compositions.
A gathering of first ladies and presidents joined other political figures in a tribute service. But a parade of speakers said her global stature wasn't what defined her.
Rosalynn Carter was memorialized with classical music and beloved hymns, some of her favorite Biblical passages, and a rare gathering of all living U.S. first ladies and multiple presidents, including her 99-year-old husband Jimmy Carter.
Former President Jimmy Carter sat front row at his wife's tribute service in Atlanta.
The family of Rosalynn Carter is beginning three days of memorials for the former first lady and global humanitarian who died Nov. 19 at the age of 96. There will be brief ceremonies Monday in the Carters' native Sumter County, Georgia, then Rosalynn Carter's remains will travel by motorcade to Atlanta, where she will lie in repose at The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum.
Plains, Ga., is mourning the death of the former U.S. first lady and global humanitarian. Lifelong residents and more recent transplants to Plains remembered Rosalynn Carter on Monday as an involved presence around town, despite all that she and former President Jimmy Carter achieved elsewhere.
Carter historian E. Stanly Godbold says Rosalynn Carter, who died Sunday at the age of 96, made "the world a more caring place."
By their own accounts, the former president and first lady weren't just spouses, but full partners who counted their relationship as their greatest achievement.
Former first lady Rosalynn Carter died Sunday at age 96. People from around the world are remembering her life and work.
Rosalynn Carter, partner of 39th U.S. President Jimmy Carter, changed the way Americans view mental health, and spent decades reducing stigma and fighting diseases through her work at the Carter Center.
The Carter Center said she is at home with former President Jimmy Carter, now 99. The Carter family said through the statement that they are "grateful for the outpouring of love and support."
The former first lady, 96, who was diagnosed with dementia in May, has been living at home in Plains, Ga. with former President Jimmy Carter, 99, who began receiving in-home hospice care in February.