Happy 71st wedding anniversary Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter!
Forget his Nobel Peace Prize, her groundbreaking work in the area of mental health, and, oh yeah, the four years they spent as President and First Lady of the United States. It all pales beside Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter’s marital track record, which has just hit a whopping 72 years.
In that same interview, Carter noted how impressed others were by their many years of wedded bliss: “That’s the surest applause that we get,” he chuckled.
1946: Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter pose on their wedding day. The couple, who had both attended Plains High School, met through a mutual friend when Jimmy Carter was serving in the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md. (Jimmy Carter Presidential Library)
Indeed, the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta tweeted that it was getting in on the celebration by lowering its admission price to 71 cents on Friday, July 7 only.
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