Inouye given rare honor as final tribute in nation's capitol

dorothy_oahuDecember 20, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. (HawaiiNewsNow)
As Hawaii and the nation mourn the loss of Sen. Daniel Inouye, who passed away Monday at the age of 88, he is being memorialized with high honors that are reserved for presidents and eminent historical figures.

As the most senior member of the U.S. Senate and third in line to the presidency, one of his final tributes in the nation's capitol will be to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda. Inouye, who was also a World War II veteran with the 442nd Regiment Combat Team, will be the 32nd person given that honor in 160 years.

Services for Sen. Daniel K. Inouye are as follows:

Washington, D.C.

9:50 a.m. (4:50 HST) Casket arrives at U.S. Capitol Rotunda

10 a.m. (5 a.m. HST) Memorial service with remarks from Congressional Leadership

12:00 � 8:00 p.m. (7 a.m. � 3 p.m. HST) Public viewing, Sen. Inouye's body to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda

Washington, D.C.

9:30 a.m. (4:30 a.m. HST) Sen. Inouye's casket escorted to Washington National Cathedral

10:30 a.m. (5:30 a.m. HST) Public memorial service at Washington National Cathedral


5 p.m. � midnight (HST) Public viewing, Sen. Inouye's body to lie in state at the State Capitol


10 a.m. (HST) Public memorial at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl

Since 1852, only 31 people have been honored by lying in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda. The tribute has been bestowed upon eleven U.S. presidents including Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan. The following is a list of those who have lain in state:

Henry Clay
July 1, 1852

Abraham Lincoln
April 19-21, 1865

Thaddeus Stevens
August 13-14, 1868

Charles Sumner
March 13, 1874

Henry Wilson
November 25-26, 1875

James A. Garfield
September 21-23, 1881

John A. Logan
December 30-31, 1886

William McKinley, Jr.
September 17, 1901

Pierre Charles L'Enfant
(re-interment) April 28, 1909

George Dewey
January 20, 1917

Unknown Soldier of World War I
November 9-11, 1921

Warren G. Harding
August 8, 1923

William Howard Taft
March 11, 1930

John Joseph Pershing
July 18-19, 1948

Robert A. Taft
August 2-3, 1953

Unknown Soldiers of World War II and the Korean War
May 28-30, 1958

John F. Kennedy
November 24-25, 1963

Douglas MacArthur
April 8-9, 1964

Herbert Clark Hoover
October 23-25, 1964

Dwight D. Eisenhower
March 30-31, 1969

Everett McKinley Dirksen
September 9-10, 1969

J. Edgar Hoover
May 3-4, 1972

Lyndon Baines Johnson
January 24-25, 1973

Hubert H. Humphrey
January 14-15, 1978

Unknown Soldier of the Vietnam Conflict
May 25-28, 1984

Claude Denson Pepper
June 1-2, 1989

Jacob Joseph Chestnut and John Michael Gibson
July 28, 1998, lay in honor

Ronald Wilson Reagan
June 9-11, 2004

Rosa Parks
October 30-31, 2005, lay in honor

Gerald R. Ford, Jr.
December 30, 2006-January 2, 2007

More information from the Capitol can be found here.

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That is an incredible honor to bestow on a Senator--and he so richly deserves it for a life well spent in service to our country. RIP, Senator.

    Bookmark   December 20, 2012 at 8:47AM
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Agree with Wanda.

    Bookmark   December 20, 2012 at 11:41AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

A very fitting tribute to a remarkable American.

    Bookmark   December 20, 2012 at 12:36PM
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A very nice tribute given on tv this morning

    Bookmark   December 20, 2012 at 1:05PM
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