Joe Biden Quotes Son Beau in Human Rights Awards Speech

Tonight at the 2015 Athenargoras Human Rights Awards, Vice President Joe Biden

The vice president, who was this year's recipient of the award, the highest bestowed by the Greek Orthodox Church, shared something he said his son often said.

"Put one foot in front of the other, as my son Beau used to say, just keep moving forward," Biden said. "It is my faith that has kept me moving forward."

His statements were met with rousing applause.

Biden’s keynote also included an anecdote about how he is known as "Joe Biden-opolous" in the Greek community.

"It's no exaggeration to say that the Greek community has helped shaped my political consciousness as well as America and the world," Biden said.

Biden concluded his speech with a story about his father.

"My dad said, 'Joey remember one simple thing. Every single person in the world is entitled to be treated with dignity,'" he said. "That's what makes me so proud to be associated with all of you at the Greek Orthodox Church. It's an extension of everything my father ever taught me."