"For democracy makes this all possible", Mr. Biden said Monday at an amphitheater in Arlington National Cemetery.
Beau Biden, a former DE attorney-general, died of brain cancer in 2015 at age 46.
Memorial Day weekend, a long and important moment for Biden, was even more devastating this year as the president spoke frequently and emotionally about his loss, expressing public appreciation for the sacrifices of others. became.
"For those who mourn a loved one today, Jill and I have some idea how you're feeling".
"The moment that we celebrate it is the toughest day of the year".
"They are our guardians and we are the guardians of their heritage", Biden said of those who served in the military. "That was one of the proudest things he did in his life", Biden said during the speech at Veterans Memorial Park in New Castle, Delaware.
"I know how much the loss hurts", Biden said. They saw a trumpeter playing a tap at a monument to the dead army in Delaware. Biden appeared to pay the chill no mind, remaining for the entirety of the 75-minute ceremony and mouthing the words to the closing rendition of "God Bless America".
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Biden has attended ceremonies nearly every year for decades, and first appeared at last year's event since the COVID-19 pandemic began, wearing a mask while spreading a wreath. Was.
"Our losses are not the same, but that black hole you feel in your chest as if it's gonna suck you into it, we get", Biden said, noting that Sunday marked the sixth anniversary of his son Beau's death.
The Bidens walked to Bo's tomb on the property of St. Joseph in Brandywine, leaving flowers among several American flags on the well-kept lawn next to the marker.
"Beau didn't die in the line of duty, but he was serving a Delaware National Guard unit in Iraq for a year".
The United States' most recent war, the Global War on Terror, has killed more than 6,900 American service members, according to the CRS.
He largely avoided the particulars of worldwide affairs on Sunday, though he pledged to press Russia's Vladimir Putin on human rights during their summit in Geneva next month and said that the moment was right to show the world, and namely China, that the United States was ready to lead again after four years of a largely inward-looking foreign policy under President Donald Trump. "We must remember the debt we owe those who have paid it and the families left behind", Biden said.