Irene Hirano Inouye, the widow of the late Sen. Daniel Inouye, pays her last respects to her husband's casket following a memorial service at the U.S. Capitol rotunda on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. Sen. Inouye, who served as a U.S. senator for 50 years, is only the 31st person to lie in state in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. It is seen as a sign of respect. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Photo by: BARBARA L. SALISBURY

Irene Hirano Inouye, the widow of the late Sen. Daniel Inouye, pays her last respects to her husband's casket following a memorial service at the U.S. Capitol rotunda on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. Sen. Inouye, who served as a U.S. senator for 50 years, is only the 31st person to lie in state in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. It is seen as a sign of respect. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)