Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-HI) will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda today. Inouye, who served as the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, died of respiratory complications at the age of 88 on Monday. He had been hospitalized since early December.
His casket arrives this morning and Congressional leaders will make remarks at a service in the Rotunda prior to laying of the wreaths. Public viewing will take place from 11:30am ET to 8pm ET.
On Friday, a public funeral service will be held at the Washington National Cathedral at 10:30am ET.
Senator Inouye will return home to Hawaii on Saturday and a public service will be held at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific on Sunday before he is laid to rest in his home state.
Sen. Inouye was a World War II veteran and the second-longest serving senator in history, first serving in the U.S. House in 1959 before being elected to the Senate in 1962. He was serving his ninth term in office after winning re-election in 2010 with 75% of the vote.