Usually when someone wanders to Lafayette Square in downtown Washington it’s to stage a protest, to rally for a cause or to take a photograph with the White House in the background. However, the park offers another attraction, a barefoot, white-bearded, dreadlocked man who calls himself “Nature Boy.”
Oct. 17, 2011Elijah Alfred "Nature Boy" Alexander Jr., 66, regularly spends his days in Lafayette Square, next to the White House. Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump lit the National Christmas Tree for the first time. The program was hosted by television personality Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain and featured performances by the Beach Boys, Jack Wagner, Wynonna Judd, Craig Campbell and others.