Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Obamas pay respect to the grieving Bidens

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U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, paid respect and offered sympathy to Vice President Joe Biden and his family on Sunday after the death of Beau Biden.

According to The Associated Press, Joseph R. "Beau" Biden III, 46, died from brain cancer on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C. The Obamas went to the Biden's official residence, the U.S. Naval Observatory to extend their sincerest condolences.

In 2010, Beau Biden suffered mild stroke and was diagnosed with brain cancer in August 2013. He underwent certain medical treatments such as surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy to fight cancer; however, it recurred in the spring of 2015.

Paying tribute to Beau Biden and his invaluable contributions to the government and public service, President Obama said that his family was also grieving and he believes that Beau,  a good, big-hearted, and faithful Catholic, has lived his life well, by living it like that of his dad’s.

Obama also asserted in a statement how Beau’s legacy has touched and made a difference in the lives of many people. Beau studied the law in the same law school where his dad obtained his degree. He devoted his life to public service, untiringly serving as Delaware’s Attorney General in Iraq, and in the military as a member of the Delaware Army National Guard.

Many Washington officials, politicians, celebrities, and even civilians expressed their sympathy to the grieving family and prayed for the eternal repose of Beau. Some of them had their testimonies and wishes shared on social media. 

In a statement released by the White House, Vice President Biden also expressed their warm thanks to all those who comforted him and his family during this very difficult time. "The entire Biden family is saddened beyond words. We know that Beau's spirit will live on in all of us," he said.

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