Off script. In front of cameras and 2,000 people. Memorial Day weekend talk to the T.A.P.S. event (Tragedy Assistance for Survivors.) For military families that have lost a loved one on active duty. Talks about his son being in Iraq and goes offscript. The guilt of the returning, the survivors, not all losses are equal, the black hole in their heart, suicide.
Love him or hate him, Joe Biden has more humanity than any politician I've heard.
There are links all over the web, here's an edited one. Suggest you find the whole thing. Different links of the event in the "in the news" tab at TAPS site www.taps.org/
Hope this helps capture the spirit of the 'holiday'.
"This isn't just a three day weekend"
God bless America, may God bless Joe's family and the TAPS families.
Joe Biden goes offscript on Memorial Day speech to surviving familes
Original post made by Mdnltfp (abrev), Atherton: West of Alameda, on May 26, 2012