John Glenn: A Life of Service

John Glenn: Gold Star Mother Speech

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John Glenn served 23 years as a U.S. Senator from Ohio. However after two failed attempts, John Glenn was criticized by Democratic challenger Howard Metzenbaum in 1974 that he had never worked for a living. In a debate at the Cleveland City Club Glenn gave what is now known as the "Gold Star Mothers" speech where he argued service by him and others who held jobs of duty made sacrifices to their co

Aired: 07/17/13 | Rating: NR

Production support provided by The Ohio State University Department of Athletics.

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