President Joe Biden pays tribute to overdue son Beau throughout Memorial Day remarks
President Joe Biden paid tribute to his son Beau on the sixth anniversary of his death as he delivered remarks commemorating Memorial Day in Delaware on Sunday as he previewed his upcoming meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
‘This is a hard day for us,’ Biden said while speaking to veterans and families of fallen military members during remarks at Veterans Memorial Park near the Delaware Memorial Bridge.
During the 10-minute remarks, Biden said that the U.S. would continue fighting for human rights around the world, making reference to a two-hour call he had with Chinese President Xi Jinping about that exact American initiative.
The president also previewed his upcoming bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, which will take place at the G7 summit in the United Kingdom in June.
He said during the meeting he will ‘make it clear that we will not stand by and let him abuse those rights.’
Delaware Governor John Carney introduced Biden and praised him for coming to Delaware, his home state where he served as a senator for decades, for Memorial Day