Biden gives powerful 9/11 remembrance speech
In the course of Sept. 11 remembrances this year, Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the Shanksville, Pa., ceremony.
Biden has had his own share of loss, losing his wife and infant daughter in a car accident in 1972, a loss that I cannot imagine moving forward from.
I think knowing of that experience made his speech all that more eloquent.
“My hope for you all is that as every year passes, the depth of your pain recedes and you find comfort, as I have, genuine comfort in recalling his smile, her laugh, their touch. ... For I know you see your wife every time you see her smile on your child's face. You remember your daughter every time you hear laughter coming from her brother's lips. And you remember your husband every time your son just touches your hand,” Biden said.
It's a well-stated sentiment from someone who has lived through tragic loss.