"John Glenn will be remembered as a national hero and true public servant," Raimondo said. "His life and career taught a nation that even the impossible is attainable when we work together. His contributions have solidified America's place as a leader in science and technology, as well as inspired millions. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Annie and the entire Glenn family at this time."
Raimondo also asks Rhode Islanders to lower their flags as a mark of respect.