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U.S. Rep. Hanabusa's Statement Remembering Senator Daniel K. Inouye on the 1st Anniversary of His Passing
Honolulu, HI – U.S. Representative Colleen Hanabusa (HI-01) remembered her friend and colleague, the late Senator Daniel K. Inouye, on the 1st anniversary of his passing:
“Today, I remember and honor my dear friend, mentor, and colleague Senator Daniel K. Inouye.
“The year since we lost our beloved Senator has been filled with bittersweet memories. Just yesterday I spoke at a ceremony dedicating a new NOAA facility in his name overlooking Pearl Harbor, a site that had so changed his life. I joined everyone there--friends, family, colleagues--in sharing not only the pride of honoring this humble, courageous, extraordinary man, but also the continued loss of his wit, love, and guidance.
"While each honor he has received, from posthumously receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama, to the buildings, ships, lighthouses, and telescopes renamed to remember him, has reminded us of the impact he had on our state, nation, and world, they also remind us how much he touched our lives.
"I believe we best honor Senator Inouye by continuing to carry the lessons he passed to us: to serve humbly, respect each other, and always carry aloha in our hearts. His legacy lives on, but I miss him every day."