Services Announced for Senator Daniel K. Inouye

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Daniel K. Inouye will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda on Thursday where his many friends and colleagues can pay tribute to his extraordinary life. His casket will arrive at the Capitol at 10 a.m. Thursday for public viewing from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. This honor has been extended to former Presidents and prominent members of Congress including Presidents Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan.

A funeral will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. Senator Inouye will then be flown to Honolulu where he will lie in state at the State Capitol on Saturday and the final memorial service will be held on Sunday at 10 a.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl.

A memorial fund has been established at the Hawaii Community Foundation to honor the memory of U.S. Senator Daniel K Inouye, and to support organizations and causes the Senator has supported over the years. Contributions may be made to the Daniel K. Inouye Fund, Hawaii Community Foundation, 827 Fort Street Mall, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 or through their website at:

The Inouye family has requested that contributions to the memorial be made in lieu of flowers.

United States Senator Daniel K. Inouye, World War II veteran, Medal of Honor recipient and Hawaii's senior Senator, passed away from respiratory complications on December 17 at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. His wife Irene and his son Ken were at his side.

Senator Inouye served on the U.S.-Japan Council Board of Councilors and helped found the organization in 2009.