President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will attend a service for former First Lady Rosalynn Carter in Georgia next week. Carter, the wife of former President Jimmy Carter, died on November 19 at the age of 95.
The service will be held at Glenn Memorial Church at Emory University in Atlanta on Tuesday, November 28. The Bidens will be joined by Vice President Kamala Harris and the second gentleman, Doug Emhoff.
“We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former First Lady Rosalynn Carter,” the Bidens said in a statement. “She was an extraordinary woman who was a force for good in the world. She was a champion for human rights, mental health, and peace, and she was always a source of strength and support for her husband, President Jimmy Carter.”
The Bidens said they were honored to attend the service for Carter and to pay their respects to her family.
“Rosalynn Carter was a remarkable woman who led an extraordinary life,” the Bidens said. “She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.”
Carter was the longest-serving first lady, serving from 1977 to 1981. She was an active first lady who championed a number of causes, including mental health, human rights, and peace.
Carter was also a strong supporter of her husband’s presidential career. She was a close advisor to him, and she often traveled with him on his diplomatic missions.
After leaving the White House, the Carters remained active in public life. They founded the Carter Center, a non-profit organization that works to advance human rights and global peace.
Carter was a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. She was also awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest honor that Congress can bestow on a civilian.
Carter was a beloved figure in Georgia and around the world. She was known for her kindness, her compassion, and her dedication to public service.
The service for Carter will be an opportunity to celebrate her life and her many contributions to the world.