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    Naval Academy Honors President Jimmy Carter, Drops Confederate Name from Building

    Naval Academy Honors President Jimmy Carter, Drops Confederate Name from Building

    The engineering building at the U.S. Naval Academy has a name: Carter Hall, honoring former lieutenant and Class of 1947 alumnus President Jimmy Carter.

    In a ceremony last week, Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro announced the change, noting that renaming Maury Hall for Carter is part of the process initiated under the congressionally mandated Naming Commission, which supported removing Confederate names from Defense Department buildings and installations.

    Carter served in the Navy from 1946 to 1953 and was president from 1977 to 1981.

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    “When Secretary [Lloyd] Austin directed us to implement the recommendations of the Naming Commission, he instructed us to give proud new names. Names that echo with honor, patriotism and history. Names that will inspire generations of service members to defend our democracy and our Constitution,” Del Toro said during the renaming ceremony. “Today, on the Friday before Presidents Day weekend, that is exactly what we are doing. I can think of no one more worthy of this renaming than President Jimmy Carter.”

    The day after the Naval Academy's announcement, Carter's family said the 98-year-old former president has elected to stay at home and enter hospice care following several short hospital stays for metastatic melanoma. He has battled the disease since 2015.

    Carter first studied engineering at Southwestern…

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