John Glenn
Marine Corp pallbearers carry the casket of former astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn into a service to celebrate his life at The Ohio State University, Mershon Auditorium in Columbus, Ohio, Dec. 17, 2016. Reuters

John Glenn, a former Ohio senator who was better known around the world as the first American to orbit Earth in 1962, will be laid to rest Thursday at the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. Glenn died on Dec. 8, 2016, aged 95 "after suffering from several health complications in recent years."

The U.S. Marine Corps will begin a live stream at 9:40 a.m. EDT and streaming video will also be available on NASA TV.

Glenn, who was born in Cambridge, Ohio, fought in both World World II and the Korean War. He worked for NASA from 1959 to 1964 and served four terms in the Senate. In his honor, President Donald Trump ordered flags at federal entities and institutions flown at half-staff.

Thursday would have marked Glenn's 74th wedding anniversary with his widow, Annie Glenn.

Here are some of the famous quotes from Glenn courtesy of AZ Quotes and BrainyQuote:

1. “I'm not interested in my legacy. I made up a word: 'live-acy.' I'm more interested in living.”

2. “As I hurtled through space, one thought kept crossing my mind — every part of this rocket was supplied by the lowest bidder.”

3. “To sit back and let fate play its hand out and never influence it is not the way man was meant to operate.”

4. “I don’t know what you could say about a day in which you have seen four beautiful sunsets.

5. “If there is one thing I’ve learned in my years on this planet, it’s that the happiest and most fulfilled people I’ve known are those who devoted themselves to something bigger and more profound than merely their own self-interest."

6. “I suppose the one quality in an astronaut more powerful than any other is curiosity. They have to get some place nobody’s ever been.”

7. “Just because I’m 77 doesn’t mean I don’t have a dream.”

8. “There are times when you devote yourself to a higher cause than personal safety.”

9. “Any administration foolish enough to call ketchup a vegetable cannot be expected to cut the mustard.”

10. “Fear connotes something that interferes with what you're doing.”