Monday Mission, 3/28/2011

Dr. John Carter married Dr. Frances Carter on March 16, 1946.  Yes, that means that they celebrated their sixty-fifth wedding anniversary a few days ago, surrounded by family and friends.  The Doctors Carter taught for many years at Samford, where they made a significant impact on thousands of lives.  During the Second World War, John was a paratrooper, while Fran worked as a riveter on an airplane assembly line.  In an interview a few weeks ago, John joked, “I decided that if she was going to be putting planes together, I was safer jumping out of them.”  In their post-classroom lives, they continue to set the standard for community involvement.  They are extraordinary ambassadors for Samford University. 

The world is better because of John and Frances Carter. 

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