6:03 PM PT: So the big speaker this hour is Joe Biden. You might have heard of him. He's the vice president. And a BFD.
6:04 PM PT: Right now retired admiral John B. Nathman is speaking of the importance of taking care of and honoring the troops serving our nation.
6:05 PM PT: "Since the day he took office, the president has demonstrated that he understands and respects the challenges facing those of us who wear the uniform."6:09 PM PT:
6:11 PM PT: Crowd is chanting "USA, USA" and holding up signs saying "THANK YOU" to the military servicemen and women who are serving and have served our nation in uniform.
6:14 PM PT: Angie Flores, a student at Miami Dade College, is introducing Jill Biden, who will speak before the vice president.
6:17 PM PT: Jill Biden is on the stage. The president's motorcade is making its way into the arena.
6:22 PM PT: Joe Biden video playing now—the story of a boy from Scranton.6:23 PM PT:
6:25 PM PT: "I asked him why he wanted me. He said to help him govern. ... He's got a backbone like a ramrod."
6:27 PM PT: Okay this isn't a good time to start watching Kerry now, but so you can save it for later:
6:28 PM PT: President Obama: "We're going to fight for the middle-class, and there's nobody I'd rather have on my side than Joe Biden."
6:29 PM PT: Biden in the video (I might have gotten a few words wrong): "I've never been more optimistic for America than I am now in my entire life."