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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: Bringing fresh leadership, continued Aloha spirit to Washington

By U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 06, 2013

~~<p>The opening of the 113th Congress comes at a time of change and transition for our state, with many challenges facing our country. We have just said aloha to our iconic American hero, Sen. Daniel K. Inouye &mdash; a man whose legacy will live far beyond his life. We have said mahalo nui loa to our retiring senator, Daniel K. Akaka, Hawaii's own Ambassador of Aloha and great servant-leader. These two Hawaii leaders have set the standard of public service high and inspired us all through their lives to do our best to live aloha, protect and celebrate the diversity of Hawaii, and always do what is pono. As a new member of Congress, I will work every day to live up to the example they set.</p>
<p>At the core of the challenges we face, we see the great necessity for servant-leaders to stand up, set aside differences and work together for the good of the people. The aloha spirit that guides me, and the experiences I value most, including founding an environmental nonprofit, owning a small business, and serving on two Middle East deployments with the Hawaii National Guard, have taught me the importance of service and finding common ground in order to work toward true progress and solutions.</p>
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The opening of the 113th Congress comes at a time of change and transition for our state, with many challenges facing our country. We have just said aloha to our iconic American hero, Sen. Daniel K. Inouye — a man whose legacy will live far beyond his life. We have said mahalo nui loa to our retiring senator, Daniel K. Akaka, Hawaii's own Ambassador of Aloha and great servant-leader. These two Hawaii leaders have set the standard of public service high and inspired us all through their lives to do our best to live aloha, protect and celebrate the diversity of Hawaii, and always do what is pono. As a new member of Congress, I will work every day to live up to the example they set.

At the core of the challenges we face, we see the great necessity for servant-leaders to stand up, set aside differences and work together for the good of the people. The aloha spirit that guides me, and the experiences I value most, including founding an environmental nonprofit, owning a small business, and serving on two Middle East deployments with the Hawaii National Guard, have taught me the importance of service and finding common ground in order to work toward true progress and solutions. Login for more...



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