In honor of Veterans Day, the George Washington University’s Office of Veteran Services will host Veterans Awareness Week, sponsoring a variety of events to raise community awareness of veterans and veterans’ issues. The week will feature the university's annual Veterans Day Celebration, which will include a wreath laying and remarks by Provost Steven Lerman and Lt. Commander Alex Greene. Events are as follows:
Nov. 6-8: Peace Paper Project, Noon-5 p.m., Mid-Campus Quad. Peace Paper Project uses traditional hand papermaking as a means of engaging communities in art practices, which brings people together, broadcasts their stories and transforms their fibers into meaningful art.
Nov. 8: Afghanistan 2014: What Happens Next?—A Discussion with the Former Ambassador of Afghanistan Said Tayeb Jawad, 7:30 p.m., 1957 E St., NW, Room 213. Said Tayeb Jawad, former Ambassador of Afghanistan to the United States, will speak on the future of Afghanistan after the U.S. withdrawal. Sponsored by the Delta Phi Epsilon Professional Foreign Service Sorority and the GWU Afghan Student Association. Click here to RSVP.
Nov. 10: Marine Corps Birthday, 6 p.m.-Midnight, Froggy Bottom Pub, 2142 Pennsylvania Ave., NW. Celebrate the birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Nov. 11: Veterans Day 2012 Memorial Walk, Noon, Kogan Plaza. Meet in Kogan Plaza before heading over to the National Mall with veterans for an outdoor walking tour of the memorials.
Nov. 11: Veterans Reception, 6 p.m.-Midnight, Froggy Bottom Pub, 2142 Pennsylvania Ave., NW. Celebrate and honor Gold Star Mothers, members of VietNow and GW student veterans.
Nov. 12: George Washington University Veterans Day Celebration, 1-2 p.m., Marvin Center Great Hall and University Yard. Celebrate GW’s commitment to student veterans of the past, present and future. Speakers include Provost Steven Lerman and Lt. Commander Alex Greene. Colors presented by the NROTC Color Guard. A wreath laying ceremony in University Yard will follow.
Nov. 13: George Washington Monologue and Multicultural and International Veterans Panel, 5 p.m.-6:15 p.m., GW Hillel Hall, 23rd and H Streets, NW. Listen to a monologue about our first veteran and commander-in-chief George Washington. The monologue will touch on a brief moment in Washington’s life from uniform to president at a time of building a nation. GW Vets and the Office of Veterans Services will present a multicultural and international panel, “Diversity and Equality within the Armed Forces on a Global Scale,” following the monologue.
Nov. 14: Honoring Our Women Veterans, 7 p.m., Duquès Hall, Room 151. Speakers include Elena Kim, U.S. Army and member of Delta Phi Epsilon and 2012 Congressional Candidate for Hawaii Tulsi Gabbord, U.S. Army OIF veteran. A reception will follow.
Nov. 15: Operation Quack Quack, 5:45-9 p.m., Kogan Plaza. Participate in a scavenger hunt to find the four branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. The winning team gets $250 either for their student organization or to use for a pizza party. Teams can be five to 15 members in size. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to participate. Space is limited.
Nov. 16: Success in the Civilian Sector, 5-7 p.m., Duquès Hall, Room 152. U.S. Armed Forces veterans will discuss key points in their success in the transition from uniform to the civilian sector. A Q&A will follow.
Nov. 16: A Call to Arms: ‘Call of Duty’ Tournament, 8 p.m.-Midnight, Delta Tau Delta Fraternity House, 526 22nd St., NW. Compete against others in a “Call of Duty” tournament.