Delaware National Guard HQ unveils Beau Biden signs

NEW CASTLE, Del. (WPVI) -- Vice President Joe Biden spent this Memorial Day in New Castle where the Delaware National Guard unveiled new signs honoring his son Beau.

It was one year ago today that Beau Biden died. And so, officials from what was the Delaware National Guard Reserve Center decided there could be no better time to rededicate the complex.

The facility is now officially the Major Joseph R. "Beau" Biden III National Guard/Reserve Center.

Dignitaries, family and friends all took time to speak of the vice president's son in glowing terms.

He was remember as faithful during his deployment to Iraq when he served with the Delaware National Guard, and then compassionate and tenacious as Delaware's attorney general.

His dad, Vice President Joe Biden, says he and his love ones are confident the reserve center's new name will inspire those same qualities.

The vice president said, "Our prayer, the Biden family player, is they'll see beau's name and look to his example of how to live life - a life of purpose, service and inspiration."

Beau Biden enlisted in 2003. He was deployed to Iraq in 2008, served two terms as state Attorney general, but died one year ago at the age of 46.
Copyright © 2019 WPVI-TV. All Rights Reserved.