Joe Biden addresses the residents of his home state on the eve of his departure to Washington, where he will be inaugurated tomorrow as the 46th President of the United States
President-elect Joe Biden, who will be inaugurated tomorrow, January 20, delivered a farewell speech to the people of his home state of Delaware on Tuesday afternoon. Biden’s speech took place at the Third Delaware National Guard Reservists Center, named in memory of Major Joseph “Bo” Biden, the eldest son of Joe Biden, who was Delaware’s attorney general from 2007 to 2015 and died prematurely at age 46 from an inoperable brain tumor – glioblastomas.
Delaware Governor John Carney attended the Biden family’s farewell ceremony for state residents..
“My dear fellow countrymen, on behalf of the entire Biden family, we can never fully express what you mean to us. The values shared by all members of our family, our views of the world – all come from home, from Delaware, “- said the president-elect, calling the state the place that provided his parents with a livelihood” when they are most in it needed “.
“This state loved our Bo, who in return loved you all so much,” Joe Biden said, referring to his late son. He thanked the leadership of the State National Guard for naming the Third Reservist Center in New Castle after Major Joseph “Beau” Biden and emphasized the meaning that this gesture has for him personally, his wife Jill, son Hunter “and all our family “.
The President-elect emphasized the symbolism that the Biden’s move to Washington in connection with his inauguration began precisely in this center – “the place where the best Americans are determined.”.
“This is America. This is Delaware. A place of hope and light, endless possibilities.
I am honored to be your next President and Commander-in-Chief, ”said Joe Biden.
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The president-elect and the first lady-to-be will depart from New Castle Airport in Delaware and are due to arrive at Joint Army Base Andrews in Maryland on Tuesday evening. After that, Joseph and Jill Biden will travel to Washington, where the 46th President of the United States is to be inaugurated tomorrow..
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