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Flags to fly at half-staff in honor of legendary astronaut John Glenn

John Glenn (Image: NASA via Wikimedia Commons) John Glenn (Image: NASA via Wikimedia Commons)
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Flags will be flown at half-staff across the state on Thursday in honor of Ohio senator and legendary NASA astronaut John Glenn.

Glenn was laid to rest Thursday at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. He died Dec. 8, 2016 at 95.

He was the first American to orbit the Earth in 1962. In 1998, he became the oldest man in space when he returned aboard the space shuttle Discovery at the age of 77.

Glenn also served 24 years in the U.S. Senate.

Flags will be flown at half-staff at the state Capitol and all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawaii National Guard.

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