Cathedral Events

Friday, December 21, 2012 10:30 AM

Memorial Service for Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI)

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Senator Inouye

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At a memorial service for Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI), the Right Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, bishop of Washington, officiated, and retired Rear Admiral Barry C. Black, the Senate chaplain, delivered the sermon. They will join with other officials in honoring Senator Inouye, including tributes offered by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and the Hon. Eric Shinseki, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, as well as President William Jefferson Clinton and Vice President Joseph Biden. The President of the United States, Barack Obama, gave the tribute. House Speaker John Boehner will also attend to honor the life of the most senior U.S. senator, who had been serving in Congress since Hawaii became a state in 1959.

To learn more about Senator Inouye and his career of service to Hawaii, visit:

About the Rev. Dr. Barry C. Black

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The Rev. Dr. Barry C. Black, former chief of U.S. Navy chaplains, is the sixty-second chaplain of the U.S. Senate. His personal decorations include the Navy Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medals, and Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals.

Black holds doctoral degrees in psychology and ministry, in addition to masters degrees in divinity, counseling, and management. He received the 1995 NAACP Renowned Service Award for his contribution to equal opportunity and civil rights and the 2002 Benjamin Elijah Mays Distinguished Leadership Award from the Morehouse School of Religion. In 2004, the Old Dominion University chapter of the NAACP conferred on him its Image Award, “Reaffirming the Dream—Realizing the Vision,” for military excellence.

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