PHOTOS: Heartbroken Biden Family Grieves At Public Memorial For Beau


On Thursday evening, members of the Biden family gathered at the Delaware Legislative Hall for a memorial service honoring former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden. The oldest son of Vice President Joe Biden died on May 30 after a battle with brain cancer.

More than 1,000 people attended the public mourning, according to CNN. More services are scheduled through the weekend, and President Barack Obama will deliver the eulogy at Biden’s funeral on Saturday.

In the photo above, Joe Biden rests his head in his hand. Beside him are, from left, Beau Biden’s widow, Hallie, his daughter Natalie, and the the vice president’s wife Jill. More photos of the service are below.

Vice President Joe Biden, center, pauses alongside his family as they enter a visitation for his son. Standing with Biden are his son Hunter, from left, granddaughter Natalie, daughter-in-law Hallie, grandson Hunter and wife Jill. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)

An honor guard carries a casket containing the remains of Beau Biden as members of the Biden family follow behind. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)

Vice President Joe Biden, left, greets mourners near a casket containing the remains of his son. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)

Vice President Joe Biden rests his hand on his son’s casket. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)


Allegra Kirkland is a New York-based reporter for Talking Points Memo. She previously worked on The Nation’s web team and as the associate managing editor for AlterNet. Follow her on Twitter @allegrakirkland.