Joe Biden maintained custom as he attended the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to put a wreath as a part of the nation’s observance of Veterans Day at Arlington Nationwide Cemetery on Saturday.
What was not anticipated was that the 80-year-old politician would wish assist from one of many honor guards on the ceremony as he laid the wreath.
Biden approached the wreath to put it, however then seemed misplaced and appeared confused, with the navy consultant stretching out an arm to level him in the appropriate route.
Biden’s speech on Veterans Day 2023
Biden would then go on to provide a speech as a part of his go to to the Memorial Amphitheater.
“Every time and wherever the forces of darkness have sought to extinguish the sunshine of liberty, American veterans have been holding the lantern as excessive as they’ll for all of us,” he mentioned.
“Our veterans are the metal backbone of this nation, and their households, like so a lot of you, are the brave coronary heart.
“Too a lot of our nation’s warriors have served, solely to return residence to undergo from everlasting results of this toxic smoke.”
Biden‘s son, Beau, died of mind most cancers believed to be linked to chemical compounds he was uncovered to whereas serving in Iraq.
“On this present day, I can nonetheless see my son, Lawyer Common of Delaware, standing ramrod straight as I pinned his bars on him the day he joined the Military and Nationwide Guard in Delaware,” Biden defined.
“I can nonetheless really feel the overwhelming pleasure of Main Beau Biden receiving the Bronze Star, the Legion of Benefit and the Delaware Conspicuous Service Cross. We miss him.”
“At this time I see that gentle of liberty. We dwell by it, identical to our forebears.
“So all of us collectively, to ask ourselves, what can we do, what should we do to maintain that gentle burning?”