Presidents’ Day 2023: Jimmy Carter

Today in the USA we celebrate Presidents’ Day. It’s a Federal holiday to remember and honor all individuals who served as presidents of The United States. The holiday created in 1971 was originally established in 1881 in recognition of President George Washington.

This year we have chosen to honor President Jimmy Carter, who this week announced his decision to receive hospice care at his home at the age of 98. Alongside him is the former First Lady and his wife of 77 years, Rosalynn Carter. Mr. Carter was elected as the 39th President of The United States. After serving only one term from 1977 to 1981 he became a statesman, a diplomat, and a humanitarian who dedicated his life to building homes for people through Habitat for Humanity. We wish President Carter and his family well as he makes his transition.