Nov. 11 (UPI) — President-elect Joe Biden and his spouse, Jill Biden, visited the Philadelphia Korean Struggle Memorial to mark Veterans Day on Wednesday.

The couple laid a wreath on the website in a solemn ceremony additionally attended by Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney.

“In the present day, we honor the service of those that have worn the uniform of the Armed Forces of the USA,” Joe Biden mentioned in a assertion on Twitter.

“To our proud veterans — I shall be a commander in chief who respects your sacrifice, understands your service, and can by no means betray the values you fought so bravely to defend.”

Joe Biden’s oldest son, Beau Biden, was a significant within the Delaware Military Nationwide Guard and was deployed to Iraq. The youthful Biden died of mind most cancers in 2015.

“If there’s anyone who understands what veterans undergo, it is this household,” a speaker on the Philadelphia occasion mentioned of the Bidens.

Joe Biden mentioned his household prayed each evening and morning for Beau Biden’s security.

“It was onerous. It damage. These are challenges most American households by no means must face,” he mentioned. “And but, Jill and I had been consistently in awe when visiting with wounded service members at Christmas or internet hosting veterans in our house for dinners, on the delight our navy members and veterans really feel of their service, and at their matchless sense of obligation.

“They’re the best possible of our nation.”