A presidential visit to Herring Point

Bidens visit bench placed in Cape Henlopen State Park in memory of Beau Biden
June 3, 2021

With a break in the weather June 3, President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden took a bicycle ride along Gordons Pond Trail from Rehoboth Beach to Cape Henlopen State Park. The president wanted to bike to Herring Point to see a memorial bench and plaque placed there to honor his son, Joseph R. “Beau” Biden, who lost his battle with cancer on May 30, 2015. Beau, who served as Delaware attorney general, was also a major in the Delaware Army National Guard.

The Bidens, accompanied by Secret Service agents riding on bikes, stopped to sit on the bench and take in one of the most spectacular views in Delaware overlooking the park and Atlantic Ocean toward the Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse. Before leaving, the president took time to visit with a small crowd waiting for him at Herring Point. He even had a presidential hug for 4-year-old Maya Cassidy of Alexandria. Va.

The Bidens visited their Rehoboth Beach home to celebrate the First Lady’s 70th birthday.

While a U.S. Coast Guard cutter patrolled offshore, nearly 25 members of state and federal law enforcement provided security around Herring Point.

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