John Glenn, a former U.S. senator and the first American to orbit the earth, died today at the age of 95. Here are some of the ways people honored this American hero:
Statement from President Barack Obama:
Pres. Obama: "The last of America's first astronauts has left us ... Godspeed, John Glenn." pic.twitter.com/ouMUySyJGs— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) December 8, 2016
Statement from Ohio Gov. John Kasich:
Statement from President-elect Donald Trump:
Today we lost a great pioneer of air and space in John Glenn. He was a hero and inspired generations of future explorers. He will be missed.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 8, 2016
Statement from VP-elect Mike Pence:
Saddened to hear of the passing of a US hero/astronaut/statesman. His courage inspired a generation to explore & serve. Godspeed John Glenn— Mike Pence (@mike_pence) December 8, 2016
We are saddened by the loss of Sen. John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth. A true American hero. Godspeed, John Glenn. Ad astra. pic.twitter.com/89idi9r1NB— NASA (@NASA) December 8, 2016
The U.S. Marine Corps:
The Corps lost a legend today.— U.S. Marines (@USMC) December 8, 2016
Col. John Glenn— an astronaut, a senator, a Marine— died at the age of 95.
Semper Fi, Sir. pic.twitter.com/xUShqC9JaZ
Statement from interim DNC Chairwoman Donna Brazile:
Former US Senator #JohnGlenn was a true hero. May he rest in the heavenly stars.— Donna Brazile (@donnabrazile) December 8, 2016
Rest in peace.