PLAINS, Ga. - It's a special day for the oldest-living former U.S. president and Georgia native Jimmy Carter.
Carter is celebrating yet another milestone - his 97th birthday.
According to reports, Carter will quietly mark the occasion at his home in Plains, Georgia and does not plan on making any public appearances.
Even at almost 100 years of age, Carter has remained active in championing for human rights throughout the world. The Carter Center in Atlanta, which he founded, continues to promote global health, democracy and human rights.
Despite recent health scares, the former president continues to be a strong advocate of Habitat for Humanity, solidifying his legacy as one of the country’s most productive former presidents.