Services begin for first Native Hawaiian elected to Congress

  • Moiurners pay their respects to Sen, Daniel Akaka at the state Capitol Rotunda, Friday, May 18, 2018 in Honolulu. Hawaii Army National Guard soldiers carried the senator’s casket to the Capitol rotunda on Friday where Akaka will lie in state for 24 hours. Akaka died in April at the age of 93 after being hospitalized for several months. He was the first Native Hawaiian elected to Congress. (Craig T. Kojima/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)

HONOLULU — The first Native Hawaiian elected to Congress was memorialized Friday at the state Capitol, where he was scheduled to lie in state for 24 hours.