Campus Reform | Georgetown flag pole empty on Inauguration Day

Georgetown flag pole empty on Inauguration Day

University spokespersons did not respond to multiple queries from Campus Reform, possibly because Georgetown is closed for Inauguration Day.

Georgetown University's American flag was conspicuously absent on Inauguration Day, prompting speculation about the reason for its removal.

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Georgetown University's American flag was conspicuously absent on Inauguration Day, prompting speculation about the reason for its removal.

According to a Facebook post and photo by a Georgetown student, Georgetown had not raised its American flag by 11:00 a.m. on January 20, which some commenters suggested may have been due to a light drizzle in the D.C. area, while the photographer suggested the flag may be down because the school is closed for Inauguration Day.

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Still, commenters seemed shocked that the flag was down, writing, “Really?” “It's not called a ‘liberal’ education for nothing,” and “wow.”

It is unclear if the flag removal was, in fact, a political stunt, or if it was removed for more innocuous reasons, like inclement weather.

Campus Reform reached out to Georgetown University for comment early today, but has not received a response. This story will be updated with any comment received.

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