Today, flags are flown at half-staff at ATF Headquarters in honor of the life of John Glenn as he is laid to rest today at @arlingtonnatl. Glenn was a marine, an astronaut, and an United States senator.
ATF will always remember John Glenn as a leader and pioneer who worked tirelessly to improve our country through his foresight and advocacy. As a senator, Glenn's efforts to coordinate federal programs for arson investigation, prevention, and detection paved the way for ATF to become what it has been for over the past 40 years: Our nation's primary source for explosives, arson, and fire investigative knowledge and assistance. Sen. John Glenn was also on the bipartisan Emergency Committee on Gun Control in the wake of assassinations President John F. Kennedy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, which resulted in the passage of the Gun Control Act of 1968 that ATF is responsible for enforcing today. #ATF #RIP #JohnGlenn #Marine