|Vice President Biden covers his face at his son's funeral|
Today politicians, military leaders and celebrities from across the country bid farewell to former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, who passed away at age 46. Beau Biden, the vice president's oldest son, died a week ago at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after a two-year battle with brain cancer
The crowd of more than 1,000 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Wilmington paid their respects as local residents sat among political luminaries like Hillary Rodham Clinton, former President Bill Clinton and Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
Gen. Ray Odierno, who was the top U.S. commander in Iraq when Beau Biden served there, eulogized his former soldier and presented him with the Legion of Merit, which honors U.S. service members for exceptionally meritorious conduct.
President Barack Obama remembered Beau Biden as a selfless son and consummate public servant saying...
"He did in 46 years what most of us couldn't do in 146, He left nothing in the tank. Michelle and I thank God you are in our lives. Taking this ride with you is one of the great pleasures of our lives. Joe, you are my brother."
Beau Biden served two terms as attorney general before declaring a run for governor but in 2010 he suffered a stroke and then was diagnosed with brain cancer three years later. He returned to work after treatment, but the cancer returned.
Rest in peace.
The flag atop the White House flew at half-mast in honor of Beau Biden today