GW Plans Week of Events to Honor Veterans

Events include a celebration and wreath laying ceremony on Monday and an evening panel featuring female veterans on Wednesday.

November 07, 2012

George Washington University will host a series of events over the next week and a half to honor veterans and commemorate Veterans Day 2012.

This year’s Veterans Awareness Week, “Uniform to University: Yesterday’s Warrior. Today’s Scholar. Tomorrow’s Leader,” encapsulates the role that the 70 faculty and staff veterans and more than 700 student-veterans play in the GW community, and recognizes the achievements of alumni service members, like former Secretary of State Colin Powell, M.B.A. ’71, Adm. Thad Allen, M.P.A. ’86, and Tammy Duckworth, M.A. ’92, who on Tuesday won a U.S. House seat in Illinois. Also this year, GW will recognize female veterans with a number of special events. The week is organized by the GW Office of Veteran Services and the GW Veterans student organization.

“Our hope is to offer a varied series of events and activities to appeal to all members of the GW community,” said Andrew Sonn, assistant vice president for student affairs. “These include activities that relate to students’ academic pursuits as well as community building activities such as the Veterans Day ceremony on Monday.”

The Monday ceremony at 1 p.m. in Marvin Center’s Great Hall will include remarks from Provost Steven Lerman and Lt. Commander Alex Greene, with colors presented by the NROTC Color Guard. A wreath laying ceremony will be part of the event.

Events this week and next week include:

  • Peace Paper Project
  • Afghanistan 2014: What Happens Next? A Discussion with the Former Ambassador of Afghanistan Said Tayeb Jawad
  • Marine Corps Birthday Celebration
  • Veterans Day 2012 Memorial Walk
  • Veterans Reception
  • George Washington Monologue Performance
  • Multicultural and International Veterans Panel Discussion
  • Honoring Our Women Veterans Discussion
  • Operation Quack Quack Scavenger Hunt
  • Success in the Civilian Sector Discussion
  • A Call to Arms: ‘Call of Duty’ Tournament

Click here for more details on each of the events listed above.

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