John Glenn Laid to Rest at Arlington National Cemetery

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John Glenn, former US Senator and astronaut, was laid to rest in a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, on Thursday, April 6. There was a short, private chapel service before the burial.

US Marines escorted Glenn’s casket, which was cloaked in a US flag. The graveside service also included a gun salute and the playing of Taps.

Glenn died on December 8, and a public viewing was held at the Ohio Statehouse before a public memorial service.

Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth, served more than 20 years in the military, including with the Marines. The Ohio native also served in the US Senate for more than two decades. Credit: US Marines via Storyful

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