Biden goes to church on anniversary of son Beau’s death ahead of Memorial Day remarks


Joe Biden goes to church on anniversary of son Beau’s death ahead of remarks to commemorate Memorial Day at Delaware Memorial Bridge

  • President Joe Biden attended early morning mass at St. Josephs on the Brandywine on Sunday, the sixth anniversary of his son Beau’s death 
  • Following the service, Biden visited Beau’s grave ion the grounds of the church with grandson Hunter, daughter Ashely and first lady Jill
  • Later on Sunday morning, Biden will deliver remarks to commemorate Memorial Day in New Castle, Delaware at the Veterans Memorial Park there 

President Joe Biden, spending his Memorial Day Weekend in Delaware, went to early morning mass at his church in Wilmington on Sunday on the sixth anniversary of his son Beau’s death. 

Beau, who was attorney general of Delaware for eight years, died May 30, 2015 at the age of 46 from brain cancer.

Joining Biden for the 7:30 a.m. service were first lady Jill Biden, their daughter Ashley and Beau’s son Hunter.

Following the service, the family walked to Beau’s grave, which is located on the grounds of St. Joseph on the Brandywine.

President Joe Biden attended early morning mass at St. Josephs on the Brandywine on Sunday, the sixth anniversary of his son Beau’s death

Following the service, the president walked arm-in-arm with Beau's son Hunter as they went to visit Beau Biden's grave on the ground of the church

Following the service, the president walked arm-in-arm with Beau’s son Hunter as they went to visit Beau Biden’s grave on the ground of the church

First lady Jill Biden carries flowers as the family visits Beau's grave on the anniversary of his death

First lady Jill Biden carries flowers as the family visits Beau’s grave on the anniversary of his death

Biden pictured with son Beau in 2009. Beau died in 2015 of brain cancer. Biden will deliver Memorial Day remarks in New Castle

Biden pictured with son Beau in 2009. Beau died in 2015 of brain cancer. Biden will deliver Memorial Day remarks in New Castle

Biden spends most of his weekends away from Washington, D.C. at his home in Wilmington, Delaware. The trip almost always includes Biden attending at least one church service.

At 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Biden will then go to New Castle, Delaware where he will deliver remarks to commemorate Memorial Day.

The president will speak at Veterans Memorial Park at the Delaware Memorial Bridge.

Biden and his family walk around St. Joseph on the Brandywine in Wilmington, Delaware to visit his son Beau's grave near the rear of the church

Biden and his family walk around St. Joseph on the Brandywine in Wilmington, Delaware to visit his son Beau’s grave near the rear of the church

Biden shakes hands with a priest following the 7:30 a.m. service

Biden shakes hands with a priest following the 7:30 a.m. service

Vice President Kamala Harris has faced intense backlash for her Memorial Day tweet on Saturday where she posted a candid image of herself and wrote: ‘Enjoy the long weekend.’

Critics were quick to point out that her tweet appeared self-serving and made no mention of the federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May honoring soldiers who died while serving in the military.

The tweet was slammed as ‘disgusting’ and ‘tone deaf.’

The post also came hours after she tweeted praising Midshipman Sydney Barber who made history as the first black woman to serve as Brigade Commander at the U.S. Naval Academy.

Harris also spoke at the U.S. Naval Academy’s graduation and commissioning ceremony on Friday during which she called the United States military ‘the best, the bravest, and the most brilliant.’

Vice President Kamala Harris was excoriated on Twitter for posting a candid photo of herself smiling with the caption: 'Enjoy the long weekend', without mentioning Memorial Day or that it's purpose is to honor those who died while serving in the Military

Vice President Kamala Harris was excoriated on Twitter for posting a candid photo of herself smiling with the caption: ‘Enjoy the long weekend’, without mentioning Memorial Day or that it’s purpose is to honor those who died while serving in the Military

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