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Wed Feb 21, 2024, 07:48 PM Feb 21

Jimmy Carter becomes first living ex-president with official White House Christmas ornament [View all]

Source: UK Independent

58 minutes ago

Former President Jimmy Carter has another distinction to his name. The 99-year-old is the first of the U.S. presidents to be honored with an official White House Christmas ornament while still living. The ornament was unveiled Wednesday and is the latest in an annual series that the nonprofit White House Historical Association began issuing in 1981, the year Carter left office.

Carter's ornament is shaped like an anchor in a nod to his Navy service. Other aspects of the former Georgia peanut farmer's four-year term are represented by doves, a globe, a submarine and peanuts. The Democrat was elected in 1976 and denied a second term in 1980.

Stewart McLaurin, president of the historical association, said the honor marks “the first time in the history of our ornament program that we’ve been able to feature a living president.” The ornament series features a different president every year in their order of service.

Carter, who is 39th on the list, is the only president to attend the U.S. Naval Academy, McLaurin said. Carter married his wife, Rosalynn, after graduating in 1946, and went on to serve in the Navy for seven years before he returned to his hometown of Plains, Georgia.

Read more: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/jimmy-carter-ap-white-house-washington-rosalynn-carter-b2500278.html

Link to White House Historical Society ornaments page - https://shop.whitehousehistory.org/collections/ornaments
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Kickin' Faux pas Feb 21 #1
KnR Hekate Feb 21 #2
That is the fastest I ever ordered anything nuxvomica Feb 21 #3
That will probably sell out BumRushDaShow Feb 21 #4
Terrific! 🥰👍 nt Raine Feb 21 #5
K&R brer cat Feb 21 #6
Nice Old Crank Feb 21 #7
Beautiful moonbeam23 Feb 21 #8
Meh. COL Mustard Feb 22 #9
If Trump wins the election you know he'll issue a Trump Christmas ornament. Martin68 Feb 22 #10
Trump's ornament.... flying-skeleton Feb 22 #11
The globe, submarine and peanuts are on the back, BTW nuxvomica Feb 24 #12
That was fast!! BumRushDaShow Feb 24 #13
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