Jimmy Carter, who served as America’s 39th president, turns 95 today.
He is the oldest living former president of the United States, a title once held by the late George H. W. Bush, who died at 94 late in 2018.
Through the Carter Center website, people can leave President Carter a birthday wish from anywhere in the world. So far people as close to his home state of Georgia and as far as South Korea, Zambia, and Australia, thousands of emails have been left.
“Happy Birthday to one of the people I most admire on this earth. To a true Christian, righteous man who sets a wonderful example, I wish you a wonderful day, year,” wrote Marsha McGlamry from Florida.
“Wishing you a happy 95th birthday!! We have enjoyed your Sunday school lessons. We admire the life you have lived,” said Linda Hellyer from Georgia.
Born on Oct. 1, 1924 in Plains, Georgia, President Carter maintains an illustrious reputation as a champion of human rights, winning him the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize for his commitment to constructing international democracy, conflict resolution, and development programs.
He’s also was a three-time Grammy recipient for Best Spoken Word Album.
A day of festivities will be held by the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta to celebrate their namesake’s 95th year. They offer the whole day $0.95 admission to the museum, extended hours until 8 pm, and a free screening of the Georgia-made movie Smokey and the Bandit.
According to a spokesman, President Carter and his family will spend a quiet day at home on his birthday.