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The Latest: Public pays respects to late US Rep. Mark Takai – Washington Times

HONOLULU (AP) – The Latest on the ceremony to honor the late U.S. Rep. Mark Takai (all times local):

12:15 p.m.

Friends and colleagues are paying their respects to the late U.S. Rep. Mark Takai. They’re remembering the Hawaii Democrat as a warm public servant who never gave up when facing adversity.

The Hawaii Army National Guard escorted Takai’s remains to the state Capitol so he could lie in state Thursday. A Hawaiian singer chanted a prayer as guardsmen carried his flag-draped coffin.

Takai was serving his first term in the U.S. House when he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The Democrat and war veteran was 49 when he died in July.

U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi says Takai was true patriot who accomplished a lot during his 18 months in Congress.

Takai served in the state House of Representatives for 20 years before he was elected to Congress.

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8 a.m.

The late U.S. Rep. Mark Takai will lie in state at the Hawaii Capitol rotunda so members of the public can pay their respects.

The National Guard will bring his remains to the Capitol on Thursday.

A ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. and members of the public will be able to pay their respects until 7 p.m.

Takai was serving his first term in the U.S. House when he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The war veteran and long-time legislator died in July.

Takai served in the state House of Representatives for 20 years before he was elected to Congress.

Parking at the Capitol will be closed. Organizers encourage attendees to use public transportation.

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