John Glenn to lie in state in Ohio capital

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COLUMBUS, Ohio– The late space hero and former U.S. Sen. John Glenn will lie in state in the Ohio Statehouse and a memorial service is being planned at Ohio State University.

Hank Wilson of the John Glenn School of Public Affairs in Columbus said the date and time are still being worked out but the public viewing and other services are expected to take place early next week. A “celebration of life” will be at OSU’s Mershon Auditorium.

Burial is being planned at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington.

Glenn became a national hero in 1962 when he became the first American to orbit the Earth. He died Thursday at age 95.

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