Dole Salutes Inouye

Bob Dole isn't in the best of health but he nonetheless treked to the Capitol to pay his final respects to an old friend.

Bob Dole isn’t in the best of health but he nonetheless treked to the Capitol to pay his final respects to an old friend.

 Former Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kan., salutes the casket of the late Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, as his body lies in state in the Capitol rotunda, as Dole's wife, former Sen. Elizabeth Dole, R-N.C., looks on. Bob Dole and Inouye knew each other since they were recovering from World War II battle wounds. Dole was assisted to the casket saying "I wouldn't want Danny to see me in a wheelchair."  (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Former Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kan., salutes the casket of the late Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, as his body lies in state in the Capitol rotunda, as Dole’s wife, former Sen. Elizabeth Dole, R-N.C., looks on. Bob Dole and Inouye knew each other since they were recovering from World War II battle wounds. Dole was assisted to the casket saying “I wouldn’t want Danny to see me in a wheelchair.” (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

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Comments

  1. lankyloo says:

    Both good men, and some of the last political leaders of that generation.

  2. OzarkHillbilly says:

    Looking at that picture, I feel my father’s passing all over again.

  3. SC_Birdflyte says:

    Exactly. This can stand as an image for the passing of the World War II generation, just as the photos of Omar Bradley saluting the coffin of Dwight Eisenhower symbolized the passing of the great commanders.

  4. Franklin says:

    A touching moment.

  5. Warrior Princess says:

    Watching “Morning Joe” and Tom Brokaw mentioned this photo. It is powerful. Touched my soul. All of the above so true. Both Statesmen–Republican and Democrat– and both put their Country First. A reminder that we are All Americans. Theirs was one of true Public Service. A reminder that Congress needs to work toward a common goal as these men did.