Joe Biden Visits Grave Of Son Beau On 6th Anniversary of His Death
President Joe Biden was seen attending mass at his home church of St. Joseph’s on Sunday, the sixth anniversary of his son Beau Biden’s death. After the service concluded Biden, his wife Dr. Jill Biden and Beau’s 15-year-old son Hunter visited Beau’s grave, which is also located at St. Joseph’s. Jill was seen carrying flowers to the site. The family has attended mass at the church in Wilmington, Delaware for more than 50 years.
Beau, who was the former attorney general of Delaware, died of brain cancer at the age of 46. Beau and Biden’s younger son Hunter survived the car crash that killed his first wife and infant daughter.
In his Memorial Day speech later on in the day, which his grandson Hunter accompanied him to, Biden talked about Beau’s decision to temporarily give up his position as attorney general in order to serve in Iraq.
He said, “He gave up the seat and had the courage to appoint a fellow who had been a Republican attorney general as attorney general while he — while he went. The proudest thing he ever did. He spent a year in Iraq. And it was — it was one of the great honors of his life to do it. Won the Bronze Star, the Conspicuous Service Medal, and other awards — like many of you have — but he never, ever talked about it.”
Biden continued, “I shouldn’t be talking so much about my son, but I’m not going to apologize for it. He’s like a lot of you. You do your duty. You don’t expect anything for it except be a little — have — get a little respect. It deserves so much more. You deserve so much more.”
When Biden won the presidency in 2020, he told supporters, “I only have one regret: He’s not here.”
One of the first things the president did when he moved into the White House was hang a picture of his late son in the Oval Office.