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Marine Corps aviator, engineer, astronaut, and United States Senator, John Glenn Laid to Rest at Arlington National Cemetery Yesterday

by Prince Of Petworth April 7, 2017 at 1:00 pm 12 Comments

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Chris Williams

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  • Caroline

    You couldn’t ask for more mournful weather.

    • Chris Williams

      I was soaked head to toes, cameras drenched, and so worth it to see his funeral. Godspeed.

      • Appreciate your efforts – the photos are very moving.

        • chris williams

          Thanks for posting the photos!

  • CHGal

    This might be a dumb question, but he died quite a while ago. Why hasn’t he been buried sooner?

    • Anonymous
    • Grant Circle

      In addition to that, unless pressed to do so, ANC can only handle 8 Full Honor Funerals a day due to the restraints caused by having to have a caisson for the funeral. Therefore, there is generally a delay, 2-3 months generally, between date of demise and date of interment. So, although Sen. Glenn’s family requested this specific date, most families have to wait a significant time for internment.

      • wdc

        I learn things here all the time!

      • chris williams

        And Glenn was not even on Arlington’s funeral schedule

  • Charlie

    Glenn, not Glen.

  • Cleveland Park runner

    Requiescat in pace, Senator.


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