Sunday, May 31, 2015

Who Knows Why We Connect with Strangers, but Sometimes We Do ~ Today My Thoughts & Prayers are with Those Who Love Beau Biden...

What you will find on Beau Biden's website today ... 

Statement by Vice President Biden:

It is with broken hearts that Hallie, Hunter, Ashley, Jill and I announce the passing of our husband, brother and son, Beau, after he battled brain cancer with the same integrity, courage and strength he demonstrated every day of his life. The entire Biden family is saddened beyond words. We know that Beau’s spirit will live on in all of us—especially through his brave wife, Hallie, and two remarkable children, Natalie and Hunter.

Beau's life was defined by service to others. As a young lawyer, he worked to establish the rule of law in war-torn Kosovo. A major in the Delaware National Guard, he was an Iraq War veteran and was awarded the Bronze Star. As Delaware’s Attorney General, he fought for the powerless and made it his mission to protect children from abuse.

More than his professional accomplishments, Beau measured himself as a husband, father, son and brother. His absolute honor made him a role model for our family. Beau embodied my father's saying that a parent knows success when his child turns out better than he did.

In the words of the Biden family: Beau Biden was, quite simply, the finest man any of us have ever known.

Like many of you, perhaps, I have wondered what is that IT factor? The one that connects us to people we only read about and/or see on a screen. I do not know the answer and I probably never will but I do know I am not the only one who has connected to Vice President Biden over the years and today I mourn for his and his family's tragic loss of his Beau.

Please, if you feel move to do so, go to the statement by the President where you can read the Vice President's statement, the President's statement and where you will find a link to share your thoughts with the Vice President and his family. It matters.

A tragic loss for all who love him and for those of us who looked forward to the contributions he was preparing to bring to The People re who he was -- An American hero:

G., aka Partisan Democrat

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