Rep. Kaptur Statement on the Passing of Senator John Glenn

December 9, 2016
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 9, 2016

Contact: Nicole Dailey Jones, (800) 964-4699 & (202) 225-5411 or Marcy.KapturPress@mail.house.gov

 

 

Rep. Kaptur Statement on the Passing of Senator John Glenn
 

Washington, DC-Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), the dean of Ohio's delegation to Congress, issued the following statement on news of the passing of Senator John Glenn:

May the courageous spirit of Marine Corps Colonel and Senator John Glenn -- a hero beloved to his countrymen and women -- soar through the constellations‎ and galaxies beyond human existence to a place of peace. May his beautiful life- long companion, Annie, and his family take comfort from his love that endures beyond life itself. And may America be strengthened and inspired anew by this explorer from New Concord who not only became the first American to orbit the earth as an astronaut and surveyed the heavens as an extraordinary aviator, but served in the U.S. Marine Corps in combat during World War II and the Korea Conflict and thereafter dedicated a quarter century of service in the U.S. Senate, always with honor. Yes, "Semper Fidelis", dear Patriotic Son of Liberty. Your steady light shines as a beacon drawing us all to a higher calling. May God hold you close for eternity.

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