"He was a mentor to my husband Joe, but more importantly he was a true friend whose kindness really knows no bounds," Biden said.
"If at the end of life, you have five friends that you can count ... you're really a lucky person," the first lady continued. "I think that Danny Inouye, I know that Danny Inouye, would be one of them," she said of her husband's relationship with the late senator.
July 24, 2021 - photos: Honolulu Star Advertiser, White House
11-year-old Maggie Inouye with her parents.
Washington Post reporter Annie Linskey noticed a sculpture that was previously owned by the late Senator Daniel K. Inouye in President Biden's Oval Office.
Photo: Bill O'Leary The Washington Post.
Sitting on President Biden's bookshelf is a sculpture of a horse and rider by Allan Houser from the Chiricahua Apache tribe.
"Swift Messenger" was created in 1990 and was a gift from Santa Fe sculptor Allan Houser to Senator Daniel K. Inouye. The Senator was the government sponsor responsible for the building of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian.
Photo: courtesy of Haozous Place in New Mexico.
While Congressman Inouye was working in Washington DC, his wife ran his Senate race in Hawaii.
Republican opponent, son from the wealthiest family in Hawaii.
Inouye started the race as the under-dog.
Robbie Alm shares leadership lessons he learned from Senator Inouye. Robbie was an Inouye staff attorney from 1979-1982. He worked for Hawaiian Electric, First Hawaiian Bank, and is currently the president of Collaborative Leaders Network, an Omidyar initiative. He is the author of the book "Faith in Leadership."
Dan Inouye dreamed of leading his own swing band -- The Dan Inouye Band --
He played the opening Sax solo in
Glenn Miller's "In The Mood" (1939).
"Song For Anna" (1973)
Taught Ken Inouye to play Ukulele.
Kenny Inouye - Guitar
Marginal Man (1982-1988)
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Grandfather delighted his granddaughter with piano music.
Bonding with his only grandchild, Maggie age 3 in 2012.
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