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Word on the Hill: Showing Some Love at the White House

Veterans Day and Movember

Washingtonians are taking the White House on Saturday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Washingtonians are taking the White House on Saturday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Happy Veterans Day!

There’s a candlelight vigil at the White House on Saturday to show some love.

Georgetown University Law student Julie Rheinstrom is organizing the event through Facebook and almost 2,000 people said they will attend while more than 9,000 said they were interested.

In the event’s explanation, she wrote: “Many Americans are feeling shocked and saddened by the results of the presidential election. Let’s stand together at the White House and show the world that love can still trump hate and demonstrate that not all of us share the values espoused by our presidential nominee. This will not be a protest, but rather a showing of love and solidarity with all communities hurt by the results of the 2016 presidential election.”

It will take place in Lafayette Park from 8 to 9 p.m.

Rounds for men’s health

In November, many men grow mustaches in order to raise money for prostate cancer, a popular phenomenon known as “Movember.” South Dakota Sen. Mike Rounds is on board.

Members celebrate Marines Corps’ birthday

D.C. cultural event of the weekend

The Emporiyum DC 2016 — a festival for foodies in which Union Market is turned into a one-of-a-kind food marketplace — is on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are still available and range from $15–40. There are entries at 10 a.m., 11 and 1:30 p.m. on both days and it’s held at Dock5 at Union Market, 1309 5th St. NE.

Happy birthday to…

Three lawmakers who won’t be in office come January.

Retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., 76. 

Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Fla., 70, who lost her primary.

Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., 48, who also lost his primary.

On Saturday:

Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., 67.

On Sunday:

Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, 52.

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