Irene Hirano Inouye, the widow of Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, pays her respects before her husband's casket following a memorial service in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. Sen. Inouye was the second-longest-serving senator in U.S. history. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Photo by: BARBARA L. SALISBURY

Irene Hirano Inouye, the widow of Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, pays her respects before her husband's casket following a memorial service in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. Sen. Inouye was the second-longest-serving senator in U.S. history. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)