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President-elect Joe Biden’s victory speech was different than most. Beneath the calls for hope and unity, there was a somber undercurrent. 

He read a verse from “On Eagle’s Wings,” a hymn very often played at funerals in the Catholic church. 

“And He will raise you up on eagle’s wings,

Bear you on the breath of dawn,

Make you to shine like the sun,

And hold you in the palm of His Hand,” Biden read. 

The president-elect mentioned, by name, his late son Beau Biden, the former attorney general of Delaware, who died in 2015 of brain cancer at the age of 46. 

“This is the time to heal in America,” the 77-year-old declared, repeating the word “heal” two other times throughout his speech.

After Biden was done speaking, fireworks lit up the night sky as Coldplay’s “Sky Full of Stars” blared through the speakers. The song was later revealed to be Beau’s favorite. Coldplay had played at his funeral. 

The following day, as millions of Americans continued to celebrate Biden’s win, the president-elect visited Beau’s gravesite. 

Biden, one of the most powerful men in the world, isn’t afraid to show that he’s grieving, that he’s vulnerable. 

Come January, he will inherit a nation that’s struggling to grieve …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Politics


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