Breathtaking photo: Late Sen. Daniel Inouye lies in state

Admirers from across the political spectrum are paying tribute to the late Medal of Honor winner today. Inouye, who passed away earlier this week at 88, received the very rare honor of lying in state in the Capitol Rotunda.

NBC producer Frank Thorp captured the solemn occasion in a stunning photo:

Twitterers are marveling at its beauty:

A fitting honor for a truly amazing man. R.I.P.

  • Victoria Lord

    This is an amazing country.

  • KansasGirl

    America is truly blessed.

  • SpinMeNot

    A great loss to this nation and the State of Hawaii — a fitting tribute to a hero, a servant of the people, and a wise man. Rise above it all, Senator; may God grant you the peace you have so well earned. May the peoples of Europe remember the sacrifices made by you and your comrades-in-arms. You served with distinction in World War II and returned home to serve your community and this nation. No higher calling exists, no higher praise can be given.

    We are diminished by your passing, and inspired by your valor, integrity, and wisdom.