WILMINGTON, DE. - Unspeakable sadness as a father, who happens to be vice president of the United States, buries his oldest son. Joe Biden was joined by hundreds to mourn the death of 46-year-old Beau Biden, who died of brain cancer.
"Although Beau's life was much too short, his legacy will live on in the thousands he touched, the thousands he influenced," said Gen. Raymond Odierno, U.S. Army Chief of Staff.
Dignitaries and politicians gathered in this national moment of grief, but in the end, it was about the family mourning the gift of Beau`s life It`s impossible to understand the deep well of Joe Biden`s grief. Forty years ago, his wife and baby daughter were killed in a car accident that also injured his sons.
He`s a leader known for his ability to relate to families in mourning. At the funeral, America`s leader eulogized Biden`s son.
"Beau Biden was an original. He was a good man, a man of character, a man who loved deeply and was loved in return." said President Obama.
Beau Biden was the former Delaware attorney general and a war hero who served in Iraq. He leaves his wife Hallie and young children, Natalie and Hunter.
Said President Obama, "Beau lives on in the lives of others and isn't that the whole point of our time here?"