Memorial Day is a time for Americans to look back and remember the men and women who have fought and died for our country. For Vice President Joe Biden, however, it was also a day to remember his son Beau, a war veteran who died of brain cancer last year at the age of 46.
According to Daily Mail, the Vice President spent Memorial Day with his family at the Delaware National Guard’s ceremony that unveiled new signs naming its headquarters after former state attorney general and National Guard Major Beau Biden. The headquarters will henceforth be called the Major Joseph R ‘Beau’ Biden III National Guard/Reserve Center.
Gov Jack Markell joined Biden in remembering Beau’s legacy.
“True heroism is remarkably sober, undramatic. It’s not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost but the urge to serve others at whatever the cost,” Markell said, according to the Delaware Public. “And these words spoken by Arthur Ashe eloquently describe the passions of the man we celebrate today.”
Major General Frank Vavala recalled Beau as a “truly a beautiful sou” and “undoubtedly the most morally upright person’ that he’d ever known.”
Vice President Biden was the last speaker at the event.
“The thing he was most proud of was wearing uniform,” Biden said. “So on behalf of the whole family – particularly Hallie and Natalie and Hunter – I want to thank all of you for remembering our Beau today, particularly his brothers and sisters in uniform.”
We may not agree with Biden on a lot of things, but we are continuing to pray for his family in the wake of Beau’s loss. Rest in peace, Beau Biden!