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In honor of Veterans Day, the George Washington University’s Office of Veteran Services will host its first annual Veterans Awareness Week, sponsoring a variety of events to raise community awareness of veterans and veterans’ issues.

Screening on “Alive Day: Home from Iraq” and Ask-a-Vet Panel

When: Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011; 4 – 6 p.m.

What: The HBO documentary film “Alive Day: Home from Iraq” will be screened, and a panel of GW student veterans will participate in a facilitated discussion with audience members.

Where: The George Washington UniversityMarvin Center, Room 302, third floor800 21st St., NW, Washington, D.C.Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro (Orange and Blue lines)

Generational Veterans Panel Featuring WWII Veteran Roger Neighborgall

When: Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011; 4 – 6 p.m.

What: Roger Neighborgall of the 5th Ranger Battalion will share his experiences serving in World War II and his involvement in the D-Day invasion. Following the presentation, there will be a panel discussion offering veterans the opportunity to discuss their experiences in the military as well as the transition from military to civilian life.

Where: The George Washington UniversityMarvin Center, Room 309, third floor800 21st St., NW, Washington, D.C.Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro (Orange and Blue lines)

Veterans Writing Project Reading

When: Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011; 6:30 – 8 p.m.

What: The Veterans Writing Project is a non-profit writing program offered at GW to student veterans, their dependents and other individuals affiliated with the military. Veteran authors, including Kelly Kennedy, a Gulf War and Somalia veteran who penned the influential work “They Fought for Each Other,” will read from their works.

Where: The George Washington UniversityMarvin Center, Room 309, third floor800 21st St., NW, Washington, D.C.Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro (Orange and Blue lines)

Veterans Day of Service

When: Thursday, Nov. 10; 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

What: GW Vets, College Republicans and College Democrats will assemble sandwiches and snacks to support D.C. Central Kitchen.

Where: The George Washington UniversityMarvin Center, Room 309, third floor800 21st St., NW, Washington, D.C.Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro (Orange and Blue lines)

Discussion and Book Signing with Dr. Charles W. Hoge, Author of “Once A Warrior, Always A Warrior”When: Thursday, Nov. 10; 4 – 6 p.m.

What: Dr. Charles W. Hoge is a psychiatrist and retired Army Colonel, as well as an expert on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and other physiological reactions to war. Dr. Hoge’s expertise spans the fields of psychiatry, trauma, public health, health policy and infectious diseases.

Where: The George Washington UniversityGW Bookstore, ground floor800 21st St., NW, Washington, D.C.Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro (Orange and Blue lines)

Veterans Day Ceremony

When: Friday, Nov. 11, 2011; 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

What: GW’s annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Kogan Plaza will include NROTC color guard, remarks from GW President Knapp and GW Vets President Scott Disney.

Where: The George Washington UniversityKogan Plaza (rain location: Marvin Center Great Hall)H St. between 21st and 22nd streets, NW, Washington, D.C.Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro (Orange and Blue lines)

For more information about the Office of Veterans Services, visit: http://colonialcentral.gwu.edu/Registrar/VeteranServices/

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