NEW CONCORD, Ohio, Nov. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Muskingum University will hold a special chapel service titled A Call to Service: A Remembrance, on Thursday, December 8 at 11:00 a.m. in Brown Chapel on the campus. The service commemorates a pivotal day, December 7, 1941, in the lives of John Glenn and his wife, Annie Castor Glenn and for the nation as a whole.
At 10:30 a.m., Out of Silence:The Annie Glenn Story: a 2010 video created by Professors Tom German and Jeff Harman, and written and narrated by Dr. Lorle Porter, will be shown. The public is invited to attend this event. Viewed through the prism of history, that day in 1941 today represents a juxtaposition of the hopes and dreams of John Glenn and Annie Castor as a young couple planning a life together and the ominous rumblings of World War II when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. For Annie Castor, then a student at Muskingum, it was the day of her senior organ recital in Brown Chapel, representing a high point in her college career. But, as he traveled to Muskingum to hear her performance, John Glenn learned on his car radio that the Japanese had attacked Pearl Harbor and that the United States was at war. The young Glenn decided not to tell Annie about the attack until after the recital, but he recalled later that he immediately knew that the day would forever change both of their lives.