Kauai News

Future USS Daniel Inouye Passes Kaua‘i

Posted November 18, 2021, 6:30 AM HST ·Updated November 18, 6:04 AM

A ceremony was held Wednesday morning as the Future USS Daniel Inouye passed Kaua‘i’s Nawiliwili Harbor for its “Honoring the Islands” tour before making its homeport in Oʻahu at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam.

Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami proclaimed Nov. 17, 2021, as Daniel Inouye Day, and recognized the late senator and World War II veteran for his service to the state and sacrifice to the country.

The ceremony was documented in the video above.

The ship will end its tour through the Hawaiian Islands today. It is scheduled to be commissioned on Dec. 8.