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Soldier Spotted Kneeling At Beau's Grave As His Father Becomes President

Soldier Spotted Kneeling At Beau's Grave As His Father Becomes President

The identity of the soldier has not yet been revealed.

A single photo has begun to circulate that shows a poignant moment, caught on camera. 

The world watched on January 20, 2021, as Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th and current president of the United States.

 



 

 

Many of you are probably aware that President Biden's eldest son, Joseph Robinette "Beau" Biden III was an American politician, lawyer, and officer in the Army Judge Advocate General's Corps from Wilmington, Delaware. He died on May 30, 2015, from cancer.

 

Public Domain: Biden giving his victory speech after being elected Attorney General of Delaware in 2006, as his father and step-mother look on

 

As Joe Biden was sworn in as President, the memory of his son Beau was not forgotten in his home state of Delaware. 

Patricia Talorico is a journalist, who knew Beau during his time as the state's attorney general, happened to be driving by his grave at the Catholic church St. Joseph in Greenville, Delaware, as Joe Biden gave his inauguration speech.

What she saw brought tears to her eyes.

A lone man in a uniform was kneeling at the grave. "I was thinking of Beau on Wednesday when I was sent out on assignment to see how or even if Delaware was celebrating this historic presidential moment for our state," wrote Talorico for the Delaware News Journal on Wednesday.

I saw a lone person in a blue uniform kneeling at Beau's grave. No one else was around on this cold, windy afternoon except for a few people doing outside work at the cemetery. In my car, I had the radio tuned to CNN. Joe Biden was being sworn in as president and was about to begin his address.
The person in the uniform bowed their head and clasped their hands. The image brought tears to my eyes.

Keeping her distance, Talorico couldn't bring herself to interrupt the solemn moment. Instead, she took some photos from a distance.

 



 

 

While obviously curious about the identity of the unknown soldier, ultimately Talorico decided that it was a time to be respectful and drove away. Her photo and the story behind it are being widely shared on social media.

On Tuesday, Biden gave his departure speech from Major Joseph R. "Beau" Biden, III National Guard Reserve Center in New Castle, Delaware, which is named for his late son.


"I only have one regret, he's not here" Biden said in the emotional speech. "Because we should be introducing him as president."

Disclaimer : This is based on sources and we have been unable to verify this information independently.

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