Redskins and Bidens honor veterans at Inaugural reception

Redskin players and the Biden clan honored veterans on Sunday night, at a reception for Artists and Athletes.

Vice President Biden's children — Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden (D), Hunter Biden and Ashley Biden — joined guests in saluting veterans who continue their public service after leaving the military.

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Hunter Biden, 42, talked about why he decided to join the Navy reserves. Beau Biden, who is in the Army and served in Iraq, said their mom, Jill Biden, cried when Hunter said he had signed up.

Steve Ross, who founded the organization, said the Biden children have been longtime supporters and added that "we're honored, on the day before the inauguration, to have the vice president's family here."

They weren't the only politicians at the event, which took place at DC Coast. Freshman Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), who served in the Army, spoke to the crowd.

Artists and Athletes, a nonprofit, helps the two groups in navigating the halls of government and understanding the political process.

And there were plenty of artists and athletes in attendance: actor Robert Knepper from "Prison Break," “CSI: Miami's” Omar Benson Miller, ESPN reporter Lindsay Czarniak, Redskins player Chris Wilson, retired offensive lineman Chester Pitts, Dallas Cowboy Derrick Dockery, Redskin Lorenzo Alexander, New York Jet Antonio Cromartie, New Orleans Saint Will Smith and the Arizona Cardinals' Calais Campbell.

Naturally, since it was a party involving sports, the most popular spot of the night was the bar, where the Baltimore Ravens-New England Patriots game was on.