NEW CASTLE — Exactly one year to the day of Beau Biden’s death, the Biden family and dozens of friends gathered at Delaware National Guard headquarters to honor a man they hailed as a dedicated public servant, father, son, husband, brother and friend.
With Vice President Joe Biden and Beau Biden’s widow, Hallie, in attendance, the National Guard headquarters was renamed the Major Joseph R. “Beau” Biden III National Guard/Reserve Center.
Mr. Biden, the eldest son of the vice president, died last year of brain cancer at age 46.
He served as Delaware’s attorney general from 2007 to 2015 and as a member of the Delaware Army National Guard, where he rose to the rank of major, from 2003 until his death.
Vice President Biden spoke for just under 20 minutes, appearing emotional at times but also invoking a laugh from the audience at one point.