We regret to inform you that former first lady of the United States, Rosalynn Carter, has passed away on November 19, 2023, at the age of 96 [1]. She was known for her advocacy for mental health care and her active involvement in politics, which made her the most politically active first lady of the United States since Eleanor Roosevelt [2]. Our condolences go out to her family and friends. First lady Jill Biden celebrated Rosalynn Carter’s life on Sunday, telling service members and their families at a Naval Station Norfolk holiday event, “The former first lady Rosalynn Carter has just passed. And she was well known for her efforts on mental health and caregiving and women’s rights.”

President Joe Biden visited naval installations in Virginia on Sunday to kick off the Thanksgiving holiday week, introducing an early screening of the upcoming movie “Wonka” and sharing a “friendsgiving” meal with service members and their relatives.

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