White House Photographs
President John F. Kennedy (center, left) greets those gathered at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station to welcome him upon his arrival for the presentation ceremony of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Distinguished Service Medal to astronaut Lieutenant Colonel John H. Glenn, Jr. Standing with the group (L-R): White House Secret Service Agent Floyd Boring, Commander of the Air Force Missile Test Center Major General Leighton I. Davis, Congressman Paul Rogers of Florida (back to camera, shaking hands with Lieutenant Colonel Glenn's daughter Lyn Glenn), Lyn Glenn, Lieutenant Colonel Glenn (in front), Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, Administrator of NASA James E. Webb (mostly hidden behind President Kennedy), Senator Robert S. Kerr (Oklahoma), Congressman George P. Miller of California (reaching out to shake hands with the President), Governor Farris Bryant of Florida, Senator Spessard L. Holland (Florida), Senator George Smathers (Florida), Senator Warren G. Magnuson (Washington), Congressman Edward P. Boland (Massachusetts), and Glenn's mother Clara Sproat Glenn. Air Force One is visible in the background at left. Brevard County, Florida.