President Biden called the US military the “solid spine” of the nation as he remembered America’s fallen — including his son Beau, an Iraq War veteran — during a rainy Memorial Day service Sunday in Delaware.
“I know that pride you feel in the loved one, and that you lost, and those who are still serving, pride and bravery in the service to our great American experiment. Our military community is the solid spine of this country, the spine of the nation,” Biden said during the address at a veterans memorial near the Delaware Memorial Bridge.
“My first Memorial Day as commander-in-chief, I want to reaffirm my long standing belief. We may have many obligations as a nation, we only have one truly sacred obligation. And that’s to equip those that we send into harm’s way with all they need, care for them and their families when they return home and when they don’t,” the president said.