The late Hawaiian U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye was remembered Sunday as a giant and a shining star of the so-called greatest (World War II) generation.
Inouye was memorialized at a military service in his native Honolulu. President Barack Obama and about 20 members of Congress attended the service. The late senator was honored with a 19-gun salute and a military jet flyover.
Thousands of people filed past his casket as it lay in the state capitol Saturday. Inouye will be buried in a private ceremony.
Inouye was the highest-ranking U.S. senator when he died last week at 88. He was a war hero, losing an arm fighting the Nazis in World War II, but faced discrimination at home because of his Japanese ancestry.
He was elected to Congress as a Democrat when Hawaii became a state in 1959 and became a senator three years later.