HONORING THE MEMORY OF JOHN GLENN
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
As a mark of respect for the memory of John Glenn, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, that on the day of his interment, the flag of the United States shall be flown at half staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset on such day. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same period at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifth day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand seventeen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-first.
DONALD J. TRUMP
Internment Ceremony for John Glenn, Apr 2017, Arlington, VA
06-Apr-2017 through 06-Apr-2017
Former Marine, astronaut and Senator John Glenn will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery on April 6, 2017. NASA TV will broadcast the ceremony beginning at 9:00 am ET.
Glenn was the first American to orbit the Earth on February 20, 1962,10 months after Alan Shepard became the first American in space (Shepard’s flight was suborbital). He later was a U.S. Senator from Ohio. In 1998, near the end of his fourth and final term in the Senate, he flew into space again at the age of 77 aboard the space shuttle, the oldest person to fly into space.
Glenn died in December 2016 at the age of 95.