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Dewine Orders Flags at Half Staff for Death of Annie Glenn


OHIO – Gov. Dewine has ordered flags be lowered to half staff until Annie Glen is laid to rest.

Marines assigned to Marine Barracks Washington assist Annie Glenn as she grieves at the casket of her husband, John Glenn, at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio, Dec. 16, 2016. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Paul Ochoa

Annie Glen is wife of John Glen Astronaut famous for moon landing.

“Fran and I were saddened to learn of the death of Annie Glenn. She was always kind and gracious to us whenever we saw her.

“This is a very sad day for all Ohioans. Annie Glenn was certainly our most most beloved Ohioan. She represented all that is good about our country.

“And, it is impossible to imagine John Glenn without Annie, and Annie without John. They grew up together and their life-long love story was inspiring to us all.

“To honor her tremendous life of service, I have ordered the flags that the flags of the United States and the State of Ohio shall be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds throughout Muskingum County and at the Ohio Statehouse, Vern Riffe Center, and Rhodes Tower today, and will remain until sunset on the day of her memorial service.”