99th birthday celebration at home with family
He made a surprise appearance at a birthday celebration event in his hometown the day before.
Former President Jimmy Carter, the oldest former president of the United States, celebrated his 99th birthday.
According to the Associated Press on the 1st (local time), President Carter held a birthday party with his family, including his spouse Rosalynn Carter, at his home in Plains, Georgia.
According to the Washington Post (WP), former President Carter and his wife made a surprise appearance at a birthday celebration held in Plains the day before. Former President Carter also attended the Plains Peanut Festival on the 23rd of last month. It was my first meeting with the public in 7 months.
Jason Carter, the grandson who serves as chairman of the board of the Carter Center, founded by former President Carter and his wife in 1982, said, “The most surprising thing for me and my family is that despite my grandparents’ many achievements, they remained a married couple living in their hometown, a town of 600 people.” .
At the Carter Center in Atlanta, 99 new U.S. citizens from 45 countries held a naturalization ceremony to celebrate former President Carter’s birthday. The Carter Museum also discounted admission to 99 cents.
Former President Carter is recorded as the longest-lived former U.S. president, surpassing George HW Bush, who passed away in 2018 at the age of 94. He served from 1977 to 1981 and saw seven successors selected.
Former President Carter was diagnosed with melanoma that had spread to his brain and liver in 2015, and was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 90. At age 94, he underwent hip surgery, but recovered quickly.
Former President Carter, who is currently receiving hospice treatment, was diagnosed in February that it would be difficult for him to live for more than a week, but it is known that he can still watch news and dramas and talk about current issues with relatives.
President Joe Biden also personally delivered the news early last month that he had protected millions of acres in Alaska and canceled oil drilling leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
The Alaska Homeland Protection Act was cited by former President Carter as one of his major achievements.
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