Governor lowers flags in memory of John Glenn

SALT LAKE CITY (Dec. 9, 2016) – As authorized by the President of the United States of America, Gov. Gary R. Herbert has ordered the immediate lowering of the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of Utah in memory of John Glenn.

“Today Jeanette and I join a grateful nation in honoring John Glenn, an American hero in every sense. An astronaut, an engineer, a veteran and a statesman, John’s lifetime of service inspires us all to look inside ourselves and consider how we can better serve our fellowmen. We extend our deepest condolences to his beloved wife Annie and the entire Glen family at this time.”

Flags will be flown at half-staff immediately at all state facilities until sunset on the day of Mr. Glenn’s funeral.