There are schools, streets, a public policy institute at Ohio State and a NASA facility named for John Glenn. And now, the postal facility in Cambridge is the John Herschel Glenn Jr. Post Office Building in honor of the former astronaut and U.S. Senator. The building was renamed in a ceremony this morning. Glenn was born in Cambridge in 1921 and grew up in New Concord, eight miles away where the John and Annie Glenn museum is located. Glenn says it's a bit overwhelming seeing his name on a post office.
Glenn noted that the post office was where he signed up for military service, so it's where his aviation and space career really started. The federal legislation to rename the Cambridge post office was sponsored by Democratic Congressman Zack Space. Spaced calls Glenn "a model of public service and an American hero.