John Glenn’s widow, Annie Glenn turns 97 on Friday.
On Thursday, she made her first public appearance since her husband’s memorial service, a reception at Ohio State University’s John Glenn College of Public Affairs.
A native of New Concord, John Glenn because the first American to orbit Earth. He passed away December 8 at the age of 95.
Along with her daughter, Annie Glenn kissed hands and talked as several dozen faculty, staff and students celebrated her birthday with cake and coffee.
Glenn said she misses her husband and was touched by the outpouring of love and support following his death.