"He did in 46 years what most of us couldn’t do in 146.
He left nothing in the tank. He was a man who led a life where the means were as important as the ends. The example he set made you want to be a better dad, or a better son, or a better brother or sister, better at your job, the better soldier.
He made you want to be a better person. Isn’t that finally the measure of a man -– the way he lives, how he treats others, no matter what life may throw at him?"
– President Obama
Today, the Biden family, President Obama, and Americans across the country paid their final respects to a good man who loved deeply, and was loved in return.
A veteran of the Iraq war, the Attorney General of Delaware — and most importantly — a dedicated father, husband, and son, Beau Biden was a compassionate, empathetic, public servant who cared about what matters most in life, the people and country he loved.
President Obama delivered a eulogy in honor of Beau Biden at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Wilmington, Delaware: