Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Presidential Medal of Freedom - Daniel Inouye


A  L  O  H  A !

Wearing a   Maile Lei

Flashing the   Shaka 



" I represented 

the people of Hawaii 

and this nation 

honestly 

and to the best of my ability.

 I think I did 

okay. "


Daniel Inouye 







Hawaii's, America's,

 Senator Daniel K. Inouye

 is to be posthumously awarded 

The Presidential Medal of Freedom

 today,

 Wednesday November 20. 








Watergate Scandal era Dan

 LINK






Before making a 

gargantuan mark on US government 

over almost 50 years, 

he was a man of courage

 in some of the 

bloodiest battles of WWII.

First Lieutenant Daniel K. Inouye 
was awarded the Medal of Honor
 for his actions during World War II

"Americanism is not 
a matter of skin or color. "

Daniel Inouye 






 The Senator
 passed last year, 
and rests just over there: 
inside Punchbowl Crater.








 But Dan and his empty sleeve

(left his arm on a French battlefield)

will never really be gone.

His accomplishments are a major part,

 the bedrock, the foundation

 of our modern Hawaii 

forever. 




Today, 

Hawaii's other son 

President Barack Obama,

 proves that 

in gold.


As You can tell, I'm very excited

about it!

I miss Dan.




Read Dan's obit in the


Here's my post 

about his fellow Hawaii Vets:




Who is a local hero 

of YOUR area?

                     Warmly, cloudia

19 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

Great man, love him.

kaykuala said...

Just amazing, accomplished all those in WWII!

Hank

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Such a wonderful man!

Adam said...

he was a great man

Charles Gramlich said...

Sorry to hear about this loss. We lose our heroes too fast and keep our villains too long.

Brian Miller said...

i am glad he is being honored...it seems he lived the life the way it should be...and in service to others...

aloha from va

TexWisGirl said...

how great to have him honored.

Mama Zen said...

Well-deserved.

Myrna R. said...

Nice to honor such a deserving person.

Cloudia said...

Love YOU folks!


Thanks

Anonymous said...

He was a magic of a man. Congress could use his wisdom these days.
DrumMajor

bobbybegood1 said...

Can not think of a better man of valor, dignity, honor, respect, integrity, just a Trim-Tab man. A man of character. Ethos, Pathos, Logos. Great post. Cheers!!

Elephant's Child said...

Gorgeous.
My local hero is an elderly woman who has been making soup for the hungry, the dispossessed and the lonely for many, many years. She drives her van around town, stopping to feed people who are so often ignored. A tiny woman with a heart big enough to encompass the world.

Karen S. said...

Oh my what a lovely tribute you have offered, and the links are perfect too! I believe his charm will be long remembered!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

We could use more Senators like him.
~

Couture Carrie said...

Amazing tribute!
What a hero!

xoxox,
CC

Pallavi said...

Beautiful and heartfelt tribute to an amazing man! He sounds like a hero and definitely deserves all the laurels. Have a lovely day dear Cloudia :)

Kay said...

This is a proud moment for Hawaii and for the 442nd. He is one of all our own.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Wonderful tribute Cloudia.. Dan sounds like a very special man, wonderful for him to be remembered in this way!