The day when America honored Jimmy Carter, the oldest living US president.

Jimmy Carter, the son of a peanut farmer who served as America’s 39th president, turned 95 yesterday.

He is the oldest living former US president, a title once held by the late George H. W. Bush, who died in late 2018 at 94.

People may leave President Carter a birthday wish from anywhere in the world, through the Atlanta-based Carter Center website. Thousands of messages have been left so far from people as close as his home state of Georgia and as far as South Korea, Zambia, and Australia.

>> Wish President Carter a Happy 95th Birthday!

Check the outpouring of news headlines paying a well-deserved tribute to this most undervalued US President.

Jimmy Carter, the oldest living former US president, is 95 today - CNN

“President Carter has been a record-breaker since the day he was born.
Born in Plains on October 1, 1924, President Carter holds an illustrious legacy as a champion of human rights, earning him a Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 for his dedication to international democracy building, conflict resolution, and development programs.
He is also the recipient of three Grammys for Best Spoken Word Album. Not too bad for the son of a peanut farmer.”

Jimmy Carter 95th birthday: happy birthday to the 39th President, greatest quotes from over the years - Newsweek

  • “Our American values are not luxuries, but necessities—not the salt in our bread, but the bread itself.”
  • “We have become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.”
  • “A strong nation, like a strong person, can afford to be gentle, firm, thoughtful, and restrained. It can afford to extend a helping hand to others.”
  • “We are a purely idealistic Nation, but let no one confuse our idealism with weakness.”
  • “For this generation, life is survival, liberty is human rights, and the pursuit of happiness is a planet whose resources are devoted to the physical and spiritual nourishment of its inhabitants.”

Even Fox News wished Jimmy Carter Happy Birthday.

Happy Birthday! The nation's oldest living President Jimmy Carter turns 95 today.

Posted by Fox News on Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Former President Jimmy Carter celebrates 95th birthday - NBC News

The 39th president, who became the longest-lived U.S. president in history this spring, was born when the world population was a quarter of what it is today and the life expectancy of U.S. males was 58 years.

Former President Jimmy Carter celebrates his 95th birthday - PBS

Jimmy Carter is celebrating his 95th birthday, becoming the first U.S. president to reach that milestone as he continues his humanitarian work and occasionally wades back into politics and policy debates almost four decades after leaving office.

Jimmy Carter once thought he was nearing death. The longest-living former U.S. president just turned 95. - Washington Post

In 2015, after melanoma spread to Carter’s brain, he said “I just thought I had a few weeks left.” He turned 95 on Oct. 1.

President Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter's love story

Happy 95th birthday, President Jimmy Carter! He is America's oldest living President and he and his wife Rosalynn have the sweetest love story. 💕https://yhoo.it/2FHkjyd

Posted by Yahoo on Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Former President Jimmy Carter celebrates 95th birthday - Yahoo News

The Carter Center, which has focused mainly on public health, election monitoring and conflict resolution, has “never voiced an opinion publicly” on individual wars, Carter noted.

“This is primarily my fault,” the former president said, explaining that he wants the center to become a more forceful advocate on questions of war around the world, including “wars by the United States.” He said the Carter Center could engage in “constructive criticism of the United States government … without being partisan about it.”

Former President Jimmy Carter Celebrates His Record-Breaking 95th Birthday - TIME

“I just want to keep the whole world at peace,” Carter said in September during his annual Carter Center report.

“We have been at war more than 226 years. We have been at peace for about 16 years,” he said of the U.S. since the Declaration of Independence in 1776. He asserted that every U.S. military conflict from the Korean War onward has been a war of “choice.”

Former President Jimmy Carter Celebrates 95th Birthday - Snopes.com

Carter hasn’t backed anyone in the Democratic presidential primaries, even as some candidates call on the former president. But he says re-electing President Donald Trump would be “a disaster.”

Jimmy Carter, the oldest living U.S. president, turns 95. - Axios

Jimmy Carter, oldest living former U.S. president, is 95 today - American Military News

 

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