Statement of Victoria Reggie Kennedy on the Life of Daniel K. Inouye

In response to the sad news of the death of Senator Daniel K. Inouye, Victoria Reggie Kennedy, President of the Institute Board, released the following statement:

Senator Daniel K. Inouye was a true American patriot and a powerhouse in the Senate.  He was a hero who devoted his entire life to serving his country and his beloved home state of Hawaii.

Ted Kennedy and Dan Inouye entered the Senate together nearly 50 years ago.  They were more than just colleagues; they were friends.

We're honored at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate by the understanding and support that Senator Inouye always showed for our work and mission, and we will miss him greatly.

Irene, Ken, and the entire Inouye family are in our thoughts and prayers as we too mourn the loss of a friend and a great man.

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