Inouye: A homestate farewell to a Hawaiian hero

The late Sen. Daniel K. Inouye was remembered Sunday, during a memorial service at Honolulu’s National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, as an American hero whose legacy as a war veteran and senator would be felt across Hawaii for years to come.

Irene Hirano Inouye, the widow of the late Sen. Daniel Inouye, holds the flag that was draped over her husband's casket during a memorial service at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Honolulu. Inouye, 88, died Dec. 17. He was the first Japanese-American elected to both houses of Congress and the second-longest serving senator in U.S. history.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Irene Hirano Inouye, the widow of the late Sen. Daniel Inouye, holds the flag that was draped over her husband's casket during a memorial service at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Honolulu. Inouye, 88, died Dec. 17. He was the first Japanese-American elected to both houses of Congress and the second-longest serving senator in U.S. history. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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