Beau Biden, the late son of Vice President Joe Biden, was honored at a memorial service at the Delaware state capitol on Thursday, days after he passed away at the age of 46 from brain cancer.

"Beau made Delaware a better place for us all," Delaware Gov. Jack Markell (D) said at today's service, according to the Wilmington News Journal. "The Biden family is Delaware's family. Know that we grieve with you."

This comes from Mike Memoli, the pool reporter at the service:

The VP has been a constant presence in the receiving line, as has Dr. Biden, even as members of the honor guard standing on either side of the casket rotate in and out.  Other Bidens have been ducking out from time to time, but Hallie Biden, Beau’s wife, and the VP’s other son, Hunter, have been also logged considerable time....The receiving line was scheduled to run until 5 p.m. but pool is told VP will likely stay until the crowd stops coming.

A funeral mass for Beau Biden will be held Saturday in Wilmington. President Obama is scheduled to deliver a eulogy.

President Obama: Beau Biden brought to his work and family "a mighty heart." (AP)