COLUMBUS – The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) approved the temporary display of a John Glenn statue crafted by Zanesville artist Alan Cottrill on Thursday. Speaking to the Board prior to the vote, Representative Holmes shared the personal connection he had with the legendary astronaut. John Glenn was born in Cambridge, which Holmes currently represents, and both Glenn and Rep. Holmes served as pilots in the Marine Corps. “I tell people frequently that I would never assume to be like John Glenn,” Holmes said, “but I certainly understand where he came from. I certainly understand where his value system, his work ethic and his patriotism came from.” Representative Holmes believes countless Ohioans share his admiration for Glenn’s legacy.
Speaking to AP news after the Board meeting, Representative Holmes spoke of the unity a role model like John Glenn brings Ohioans “We really felt now is the time to seek any way to build unity that we can, “And this was one of them, someone we can all agree on.”
The statute is anticipated to arrive the Statehouse within the next week and will be on display for the next year to commemorate two major milestones in John Glenn’s life- his 100th birthday on July 18th, 2021 and the 60th anniversary of his famous Mercury Atlas 6 flight on February 20th, 2022.
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