Citizens, 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.