Some Washingtonians have been a part of the District and its institutions for so long that they become living history.
This week Washington said Aloha to the second longest serving Senator in American history – Daniel Inouye. Senator Inouye passed away on Monday at Walter Reed Medical Center at the age of 88.
He had represented Hawaii in Congress since 1959, the same year Hawaii became a state. He was a decorated World War II combat veteran, Representative, Senator, and third in line to the Presidency.
And today, members of Congress paid tribute to him as he lay in state in the Capitol’s Rotunda, a rare honor for any politician.
You can pay your own tribute to this longtime Washingtonian at one of the city’s interesting but often overlooked memorials – the Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism During World War II.