John Glenn Laid to Rest

THOUSANDS OF AMERICAN CASUALTIES FROM WORLD WAR ONE ARE BURIED IN ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY – A LARGE MILITARY CEMETERY IN VIRGINIA.  AND, LAST WEEK FORMER ASTRONAUT AND AMERICAN ICON JOHN GLENN WAS ALSO LAID TO REST THERE.  GLENN’S PIONEERING MERCURY FLIGHT IN 1962 MADE HIM AN INSTANT NATIONAL HERO. HE BECAME THE OLDEST MAN IN SPACE WHEN HE RETURNED ABOARD THE SPACE SHUTTLE DISCOVERY IN 1998 AT AGE 77.  GLENN ALSO REPRESENTED OHIO IN THE U-S SENATE FOR 24 YEARS.  SENATOR GLENN DIED DECEMBER 8TH, BUT, UNTIL THIS WEEK, HIS CASKET HAD BEEN DISPLAYED AT THE OHIO STATEHOUSE, WHERE IT WAS VISITED BY THOUSANDS OF MOURNERS.


Instructional Links


Website: Arlington Cemetery

Website Article: Tween Tribune, John Glenn, The 1st American To Orbit Earth, Has Died At 95 | Leveled article quiz & with Spanish language version

Video: YouTube NASA Channel, NASA Astronaut And U.S. Senator John Glenn Was Laid To Rest At Arlington National Cemetery | Includes biographical info

Website Article: The John & Annie Glenn Museum, John Glenn | Museum in New Concord, Ohio

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