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Thousands Come To The Statehouse To Pay Respect To An American Hero

Ohioans from all over the state have converged on the Statehouse today to pay their respects to American icon John Glenn, who lies in repose in the Capitol’s Rotunda.

Glenn was the first American to orbit the Earth in 1962. He explored space a second time when he was in his 70’s. Glenn, a Democrat, was a four term U.S. Senator, the longest serving Senator in Ohio history. He was also a U.S. Marine pilot who served in several missions during World War II and the Korean War. Glenn was 95 years old when he passed away last week. He leaves behind his two children and his wife Annie, to whom he was married 73 years.

People of all ages pay respect to Glenn
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People of all ages pay respect to Glenn
U.S. Marines stand guard at John Glenn's casket
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U.S. Marines stand guard at John Glenn's casket
Republican leaders/staff of the Ohio House of Representatives pay their respects
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Republican leaders/staff of the Ohio House of Representatives pay their respects
Gov. John Kasich touches casket of John Glenn
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Gov. John Kasich touches casket of John Glenn
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry touches casket of John Glenn
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry touches casket of John Glenn
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pays respects to John Glenn
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pays respects to John Glenn
U.S. Secretary of State talks to Annie Glenn
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U.S. Secretary of State talks to Annie Glenn
Annie Glenn leans over casket
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Annie Glenn leans over casket
Dignitaries pay respects to John Glenn
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Dignitaries pay respects to John Glenn

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