NMI flags flown at half-staff in honor of Glenn


Acting governor Victor B. Hocog directed yesterday that all flags in the Commonwealth be flown at half-staff in memory of the late John Herschel Glenn Jr., the first American to orbit the Earth and former U.S. senator, in line with President Obama’s proclamation signifying a period of mourning.

The CNMI and U.S. flags will be flown at half-staff until the day of Glenn’s interment, which has yet to be announced.

Glenn became a national hero in 1962 when he became the first American to orbit the Earth. He then spent 24 years as a Democrat from Ohio in the U.S. Senate. He died Thursday at the age of 95.

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