‘We are Hawaii’s ship’: USS Daniel Inouye anchors in Kailua Bay; sailors give back

  • The USS Daniel K Inouye dropped anchor Friday in Kailua Bay. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • The USS Daniel Inouye destroyer is anchored in Kailua Bay Saturday morning. (

  • Sailors from the USS Daniel Inouye perform community service Saturday at the West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • USS Daniel Inouye commander David Haile and his wife Michelle clean a headstone at the West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery Saturday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • USS Daniel Inouye sailors Susan Schelcherepierre, left and Katrina Coleman maticulously clean a headstone Saturday at the West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • A “Go for Broke” wall in the gally of the USS Daniel Inouye details the former senator’s life as a soldier in the famed 442nd. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Memoriabilia from former Sen. Daniel Inouye’s days with the 442 are on display throughout the Navy destroyer that bears his name. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • USS Daniel Inouye Commanding Officer David Haile gives a tour of the ship’s helm on Friday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Dignitaries tour the USS Daniel Inouye, anchored in Kailua Bay on Friday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Walter Kunitake speaks with an officer on the bridge Friday on the USS Daniel Inouye during a tour of the destroyer. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • A Zodiac filled with dignitaries approach the USS Daniel Inouye Fridat for a tour. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

Thirty-six U.S. Navy sailors from the USS Daniel Inouye joined members of the American Legion and Daughters of the American Revolution Saturday for a day of community service at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery.