A service for the late Sen. Daniel Inouye will be held Saturday at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Castle Theater, it was announced Monday as another prominent elected leader applied to be considered to fill the seat.
Visitation will be held at 9 a.m., followed by a service at 10 a.m.
Neighbor Island services for the longtime U.S. senator from Hawaii, who died Dec. 17 at age 88, were announced Monday.
A memorial service will be held on the Big Island on Thursday at the Afook Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo and on Friday afternoon at the Kauai Convention Hall.
On Monday, 2nd Congressional House member-elect Tulsi Gabbard announced that she had applied for the Senate vacancy on the last day that names were being accepted.
She was elected in November to fill the seat that encompasses Maui County that was held by Mazie Hirono, who was elected to the U.S. Senate.
"In the military, I learned that 'leadership' means raising your hand and volunteering for the tough, important assignments," said Gabbard in a news release. "Senator Inouye did that as a young man, and he inspired a generation of young soldiers like me. Now it is our responsibility to step up for the good of Hawaii.
"In that spirit, I place my name into consideration for the seat he filled so ably."
Gabbard, a former state lawmaker and Honolulu city council member, joins U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz, former Congressman Ed Case and state Department of Land and Natural Resources Deputy Director Esther Kia'aina among those who have applied to fill Inouye's seat.
Inouye had said that his last wish was for Hanabusa to succeed him.
The deadline for receiving applications was Monday, and the Democratic Party of Hawaii's State Central Committee is set to meet Wednesday to recommend as many as three names, from which Gov. Neil Abercrombie will select Inouye's replacement.
Under state law, candidates must come from the same party as the prior incumbent, and the committee can choose only from those who formally apply.