Special Events 2019-01-28T14:41:16+00:00

UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS

A Conversation with Iwo Jima Veteran, Jack Watson

Date: March 18, 2019

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Location: St. Vincent College, Fred Rogers Center (300 Fraser Purchase Rd, Latrobe, PA 15650)

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Doors open at 7:00pm. Todd DePastino will introduce and talk with WWII veteran Jack Watson about his extraordinary service as a Marine in WWII, including the historic Battle of Iwo Jima.

Korean War Veterans Storytelling Lunch

Date: March 20, 2019

Time: 11:30am-1:00pm

Location: Lawrence Hall Ballroom-Third Floor, Point Park University, 201 Wood St., Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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A Korean War Veterans hat.

Free for veterans, $11 for non-veterans. Point Park University’s Honors Program and History Department are partnering with the Veterans Breakfast Club for this special event. A light lunch will be served. The event is FREE for veterans. Non-veterans will pay $11 at the door. Location: Lawrence Hall Ballroom-Third Floor, Point Park University, 201 Wood St., Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (PARKING: Wood-Allies Garage on Blvd of the Allies between Wood and Market Streets or Third Avenue Garage on Third Ave between Wood and Market Streets). RSVP for to 412-623-9029 or ellie@veteransbreakfastclub.com.

DoubleTree Suites Philadelphia West

Date: March 23, 2019

Time: 8:30-10:30am

Location: 640 Fountain Road, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462-1003

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The Pennsylvania State Society Children of the American Revolution has generously offered to host this VBC event as part of its effort to assist the VBC to expand its footprint across the state. RSVP deadline is March 1. Call 412-623-9029 or email ellie@veteransbreakfastclub.comfor more information.

Rivers Casino – FREE EVENT: VBC 2019 Kickoff!

Date: March 23, 2019

Time: 6:30pm-10:00pm

Location: 777 Casino Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15212

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We’re kicking off our 2nddecade in style with a free event open to the public. We’ll have heavy hors oeuvres, open bar beer and wine, a celebration of veterans’ stories. RSVP by March 20 to 412-623-9029 or ellie@veteransbreakfastclub.com.

 

Heinz History Center “Shadow of War: Living with A Combat Veteran” – FREE EVENT

Date: April 14, 2019

Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Location: 1212 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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We invite all veterans and their families to this special event focusing on the impact of war on the families of those who fight. We’ll have children and spouses share stories, as well as veterans.

 

Embassy Suites Downtown – Veterans Legal Panel Discussion with the Young Lawyers Bar Leadership Initiative and Veterans Practicum at Pitt Law

Date: April 22, 2019

Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Location: Sky Lobby 25th Fl (535 Smithfield St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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FREE EVENT Embassy Suites Downtown, Sky Lobby 25th Floor. Veterans Legal Panel Discussion with the Young Lawyers Bar Leadership Initiative and Veterans Practicum at Pitt Law. Hors d’oeuvres, cash bar. Start in Sky Lobby, 25th floor for refreshments and panoramic views. Proceed to 2nd fl conference room for the panel. Topics include benefits, upgrading other-than-honorable discharges and more.

Heinz History Center Guided Tour and Storytelling Luncheon for “The Vietnam War, 1945-1975” Exhibit – FREE EVENT

Date: May 31, 2019

Time: 10:30am-1:30pm

Location: 1212 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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Cost is $20 and includes tour, boxed lunch, and program. Tour begins at 10:30am, followed by lunch and storytelling. Special guests will be the American Red Cross Overseas Association, which will be holding its annual convention in Pittsburgh that day. “Donut Dollies” will join our veterans in sharing their stories of service in Vietnam. ALL ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US. RSVP by May 28 to 412-623-9029 or ellie@veteransbreakfastclub.com.

D-Day Anniversary Event at the Heinz History Center – FREE EVENT

Date: June 6, 2019

Time: 7:00pm

Location: 1212 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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To commemorate the 75thAnniversary of D-Day, the VBC with the Heinz History Center invites you to a talk with artifacts by Curator of History Leslie Przybylek on Pittsburgh’s role in the Normandy Invasion. We will then have veterans involved in D-Day share their memories and stories from June 6, 1944.

D-Day Pittsburgh 75

Start date: June 6, 2019

End date: June 10, 2019

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The VBC has taken the lead in organization D-Day Pittsburgh to plan events and commemorations around the 75thAnniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1944. We’re also encouraging local communities and organizations to plan programs to honor our veterans, educate the public about D-Day and WWII, and highlight the role that Pittsburgh played in the war. Special events will be announced in the spring. You can check event listings at ddaypittsburgh.org or on D-Day Pittsburgh’s Facebook page.