- US president-elect Joe Biden gave a very tearful farewell speech to Delaware on Tuesday, January 19
- Biden turned emotional as he recalled his late son, Beau
- Added to this, the thought of leaving the state that has shown him so much love made Biden cry a lot at the event
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Joe Biden's farewell speech to Delaware where he earlier staged his presidential campaign was a very emotional one on Tuesday, January 19.
As he spoke at a send-off ceremony in Wilmington, the president-elect wept and shed tears many times upon recalling his late son, Beau.
The United States incoming leader said the fact that his son is not at the venue with him is his only regret.
Weeping Biden said:
"And I am even more proud to be standing here doing this from the Major Beau Biden facility. Ladies and gentlemen, I only have one regret. He's not here. Because we should be introducing him as president."
Moreover, Biden went nostalgic as it dawned on him that he is about leaving this state that is dear to him for Washington to take over the White House.
In tears, he said:
“Excuse the emotion, but when I die, Delaware will be written on my heart. And the hearts of all. We love you all.
"You've been there for us in the good and the bad. You never walked away. And I am proud, proud, proud to be a son of Delaware."
Meanwhile, Biden visited the Lincoln Memorial's reflecting pool that has 400 lights in honour of 400,000 Americans whose lives were cut short by COVID-19.
Biden, alongside his wife, Jill were said to have been at the sobering spot where a solemn song (Hallelujah) was being sung by Yolanda Adams.
Also present at the grand venue was Biden's vice, Kamala Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff.
Many observers see this ceremony hosted by Biden as the most vital and very noteworthy effort so far to remember late Americans who were killed by the global pandemic.
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