Thank you, Senator Akaka, for your legacy of courage and love
“Hawai‘i’s heart is broken this morning as we learn of the passing of one of Hawai‘i’s greatest statesmen. He represented everything that was good in all of us. He represented that which is Hawai‘i. Thank you, Senator Akaka, for your legacy of courage and love. You taught Congress and our nation how to fight with dignity and Aloha. We all aspire to lead like you.
“Senator’s passionate advocacy on behalf of Hawai‘i, Native Hawaiians, his students, veterans, and his contributions to our community and humanity cannot be easily measured. He gave his heart to Hawai‘i. Our thoughts and prayers are with Aunty Millie and the entire Akaka ‘Ohana.”
– Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa