State Rep. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) issued a statement in response to the death today of Ohio astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn. Glenn, 95, was the first American to orbit the earth and later had a successful 25-year span of service as a U.S. Senator from Ohio.

“Senator John Glenn was a genuine American hero and an exemplary public servant. From humble beginnings in Eastern Ohio to an extraordinary career in military aviation, space exploration, and public service, his legacy will endure in the generations of Americans who find inspiration in his life and accomplishments. I wish to extend my sincerest condolences to the Glenn family, especially to his wife of 73 years, Annie.”

Sheehy’s legislation designating February 17 – Annie Glenn’s birthday – as the “Annie Glenn Communication Disorders Awareness Day” was signed into law this May. The annual recognition date will educate Ohioans about challenges faced by those with communication disorders.

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