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About the Video: This was played at John Glenn's funeral on 12/17/16:
"Glenn died Dec. 8 at age 95. He was the first American to orbit the Earth in 1962, and then in 1998 became the oldest person in space at 77.
Thousands of people, including Democratic U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, visited the Ohio Statehouse on Friday as Glenn lay in honor. A solemn funeral procession through the center of the capital city carried his casket past more mourners willing to withstand cold and ice.
Ethel Kennedy, widow of close Glenn ally Robert F. Kennedy, and their son Robert F. Kennedy Jr., were among the mourners present, along with Ohio political leaders including Gov. John Kasich and former Govs. Ted Strickland and Richard Celeste.
The service was preceded by recordings of hymns, arias and popular songs. Some - including Nat King Cole's "Smile" and Susan Boyle's version of "Impossible Dream" - nodded to Glenn's trademark optimism. Others, including "You Are My Sunshine," ''Moon River" and Shirley Jones singing "Goodnight, My Someone" - recalled Glenn's long love affair with wife, Annie, who survives him." - Associated Press, Julie Carr Smyth
From Susan's album "Hope"
with lyrics, HD Scenic
By Giulia Zarantonello
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