Joe and Jill Biden to attend Atlanta ceremony to honor Rosalynn Carter

November 26, 2023

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter passed away earlier this month, and a number of high-profile politicians will be in attendance for an upcoming tribute service. 

According to WHDH, President Joe Biden and his wife, First Lady Jill Biden, will both reportedly attend the service, which will take place in Atlanta, Georgia in the coming days.

The event they'll attend is reportedly one of many celebrations of life for the late first lady.

It was noted that Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff will also be in attendance with the president and first lady.

Statements released

In the wake of Rosalynn Carter's death, Biden and other high-profile politicians paid their respects to the Carter family in a number of statements.

"They’re really an incredible family because they brought so much grace to the office," President Biden said at the time.

Biden also lowered flags to half-staff for five days in the wake of her passing.

While some of the events celebrating Rosalynn Carter will be private, members of the public will have the chance to pay respects as she lies in repose at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum on Monday.

Other details

Rosalynn Carter, along with her husband and former President Jimmy Carter, stayed active after their time in the White House ended. They set out on various initiatives across the globe.

WHDH noted:

Together they founded the Carter Center and traveled to hot spots around the world, including visits to Cuba, Sudan and North Korea, monitoring elections and working to eradicate Guinea worm disease and other neglected tropical diseases.

She also fought to end the stigma attached to those suffering from mental illness and fought for increased access to mental health treatment.

It was noted that it's unclear if Jimmy Carter will be able to attend any of the ceremonies, given his current health status.

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