December 17, 2013

U.S. Senate renames defense institute for Inouye on anniversary of his death

U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono  joined other federal lawmakers who marked the anniversary of the death of Sen. Daniel Inouye today by introducing a bill to rename a Honolulu defense institute in his honor. The Senate passed it unanimously.

Renaming the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies for the senator recognizes his support for the institute run by the Department of Defense, Hirono said. The center holds workshops and other educational programs for people involved with regional security.

Gov. Neil Abercrombie and other Hawaii elected officials said the best way to honor the late U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye, who died a year ago today, is by continuing to build on his legacy of compassion, humility and public service.

"The senator left the people of Hawaii and the nation with a legacy of honor, leadership and excellence that is unmatched," Abercrombie said in a statement this morning. "He believed in doing what was right for the people of Hawaii, above politics and self-interest. We will do our best to carry on Sen. Inouye's tradition of service and live up to his standards of duty, honor and country. Today and everyday he will be remembered with love and aloha."

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Source: Honolulu Star-Advertiser