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USA Today: Senator Inouye Receives An Honor Usually Reserved for Presidents

InouyeCitizens, politicians, dignitaries, young and old came to the Capitol Rotunda today to pay tribute to the late Senator Daniel Inouye. The decorated World War II hero overcame racism and a severe war injury that left him without a right arm to become the second longest serving Senator in US history.

His body lied in state under the Capitol Rotunda, a honor given to only 31 people ever.

“I never met a man with as much loyalty to his country, to his family and to his friends,” said Vice President Joe Biden. “For all Danny had come through … from the sting of prejudice to his physical injuries … he would have been forgiven if he had an edge to him, if there was a touch of cynicism. There was none.”

But some of the most touching tributes came from everyday people. More in USA Today.

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