Legendary American Astronaut Is Laid To Rest

The first American to orbit the Earth is being laid to rest today at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

John Glenn, a retired Marine turned Ohio senator, died back in December at the age of 95. In 1962, he became the first American to orbit the Earth, circling it three times. 

In Glenn's name, Florida Governor Rick Scott has ordered U.S. and Florida flags be flown at half-staff at all local and state buildings through sunset Thursday.

President Donald Trump has also ordered the flags at all federal entities and institutions fly at half-staff.

Many continue to remember Glenn today on social media. 

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