The public will be given eight hours on Friday (December 16) to pay their respects to John Glenn as the American hero lies in state at Ohio’s capitol building.
A spokesman said Saturday that Glenn would lie in repose in the Statehouse Rotunda from noon to 8 p.m. under a proposal set for final approval by the building’s advisory board Monday. A U.S. Marine honor guard will be featured next to the lying astronaut.
John Glenn was the first American to orbit the Earth in 1962. He also served as a combat pilot and was a U.S. senator representing Ohio for more than two decades. He died Thursday at 95-years-old at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus.
John Glenn’s Public Service Will Be Held At Ohio Statehouse was originally published on mycolumbusmagic.com