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Hanabusa, Gabbard honor Akaka's life, legacy on Capitol Hill

HONOLULU (KHON2) - One week after the passing of Sen. Daniel Akaka remembrances are still flooding in for the beloved statesman.

On Friday, he was remembered on the US House floor.

"Senator Akaka represented everything that is and could be good, in all of us," said Rep. Colleen Hanabusa. "He saw the best in everyone and never had a bad word to say about anyone."

"The word Akaka; it is synonymous with aloha because that is what he represented throughout his life and the warmth and the fondness," said Rep. Tulsi Gabbard. "the love and the kindness than he shared with everyone made is so that he was not known so much as Senator Akaka so much as Uncle Danny."

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