Delawareans are invited to honor Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, as they return to the First State this afternoon, Friday, Jan. 20, in Wilmington.

The Bidens are expected to attend the presidential inauguration then travel to Wilmington.

A welcome home rally for the Bidens is at 2:30 p.m., at the Chase Center on the Riverfront, 815 Justison St.

The event is open to the public. The doors of the Chase Center will open at 1 p.m., and seating will be  first-come, first-served.

Scheduled speakers include Gov. John Carney, Mayor Mike Purzycki, and members of Delaware's congressional delegation.

Backpacks and coolers are prohibited.

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