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Word on the Hill: Peace Officers’ Memorial Service

Your social calendar for the week

Fallen police officers will be honored at the annual Peace Officers’ Memorial Service this morning. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Fallen police officers will be honored at the annual Peace Officers’ Memorial Service this morning. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

The 36th annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service, an event to honor all law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty, will be at 11 a.m. today on the West Front of the Capitol.

From 12:01 a.m., cars will be blocked from driving in these areas: First Street NW/SW between Constitution and Independence avenues; Pennsylvania Avenue NW from First Street NW, to Third Street NW; and Maryland Avenue SW from First Street to Third Street. They will reopen at 5 p.m.

Attendees must pass through screening points to enter. Prohibited items include firearms, coolers, backpacks, bicycles, chairs, selfie sticks, and strollers.

Happening this week …


The annual Women Making History Awards, hosted by the National Women’s History Museum, 6 p.m. at the Carnegie Institution for Science (1530 P St. NW) Tickets on sale here. Watch for HOH’s coverage.

Stanton & Greene’s Capitol Hill reception; 5 to 7:30 p.m., 319 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. RSVP here.


The 36th annual ACLI Capital Challenge, a three-mile race that raises money for the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, at Anacostia Park. Find out who’s running and watch for HOH’s coverage.

Transportation Construction Coalition’s fly-in reception; 6 to 7 p.m. in the Longworth cafeteria. RSVP:

Copyright Alliance’s 10th anniversary celebration; 6 to 8:30 p.m., 702 Eighth St. NW. Invite-only.


The seventh Nobuko Forum, hosted by Nobuko Sasae, wife of the Japanese ambassador; 6 to 8 p.m., at the Japanese ambassador’s residence (4000 Nebraska Ave. NW). Invite-only.

Bill’s crossword puzzle

Former President Bill Clinton wrote most of the clues for The New York Times’ Friday crossword puzzle. It was a collaboration between Clinton and Arkansas district court judge Victor Fleming of Little Rock. This is the first time any president is known to have had a crossword published, according to the Times. The publication lifted its paywall for the puzzle.

Check out the movie theater in the White House

For the first time in history, the White House movie theater is now open to tours. First lady Melania Trump requested that East Wing visitors be allowed to see it, the White House announced on Friday.

ICYMI: Senators celebrate Mom

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