In conjunction with the President of the United States of America, Gov. Gary R. Herbert has ordered the lowering of the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of Utah on the occasion of the interment of former United States Senator John Glenn. The governor previously released the following statement:
“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 Glenn family at this time.”
Flags at all state facilities are to be flown at half-staff beginning at sunrise, April 6, 2017, until sunset the same day.