Vice President Joe Biden wipes away a tear as he speaks during a public memorial service for John Glenn at Ohio State University in Columbus on Dec. 17. Glenn died on Dec. 8 at the age of 95.
He grew up in eastern Ohio before becoming a national hero when he orbited Earth in 1962. Before that he was a fighter pilot in World War II and Korea.
A Democrat, Glenn also spent more than two decades representing Ohio in the U.S. Senate and became the oldest man in space, at age 77 in 1998.
The casket of John Glenn is carried out of the Ohio Statehouse by Marines on Dec. 17 in Columbus.
Annie Glenn touches the casket of her husband as he lies in honor under a United States Marine honor guard in the Rotunda of the Ohio Statehouse on Dec. 16.
A young man was one of thousands of visitors to pay their respects to Glenn at the statehouse.
A U.S. Marine honor guard stands by the coffin of John Glenn in the Rotunda of the Ohio Statehouse on Dec. 16.