Veterans Day

Please join the Hoya community this Veterans Day as we honor our LGBTQ+ veterans
on November 11, 2021 from 3:00 to 3:45 on Copley Lawn.

This year, we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and the repeal of the transgender ban. During the ceremony, we will reflect on our Jesuit value of cura personalis, care for the whole person, and celebrate our queer sisters, brothers, and siblings by acknowledging the truths that they sacrificed for our country.

Recommended attire is business casual for civilians and service dress for military.

Please direct any questions to For suggestions for rideshare and parking, please click here.

If you’d like to RSVP via facebook, please click here.

Order of Events

Arrival of the Official Party

National Anthem
Georgetown Chimes
The Hoya Battalion Battalion Color Guard

Nick Mararac (Ph.D. Candidate, Linguistics)
President, GUSVA

Rev. Tarra Taylor

🏳️‍🌈Queering Veterans Day🏳️‍🌈
Nick Mararac (Ph.D. Candidate, Linguistics)
President, GUSVA

Keynote Speaker
Major General Tammy Smith
US Army, Retired

Flag Dedication
The Hoya Battalion Color Guard

Dr. John J. DeGioia
President, Georgetown University



Rideshare and Driving guidance

Rideshare Guidance

The ceremony will be held outdoors on Copley Lawn (top red box). If arriving via rideshare, we recommend navigating to 37th and O St. which will bring you to the front gates of Georgetown University. The address for Georgetown University is 3700 O St. NW, Washington DC, 20057. Limited street parking can also be found invincity to 37th and O st.

Parking Guidance

In the bottom red box is the Southwest Parking Garage. Visitors should use 3611 Canal Rd NW as the address when mapping directions using GPS. For further information regarding parking, please visit

The walk from the Southwest Garage includes a fairly steep hill (via Library Walk).