Special Events 2019-04-08T15:50:55+00:00

UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS

RSVP for all events unless otherwise stated to 412-623-9029 or ellie@veteransbreakfastclub.com

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.

Screening of “We Were Soldiers” at Heinz History Center

Date: April 26, 2019

Time: 6:30pm

Location: Heinz History Center

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Screening of We Were Soldiers at the Heinz History Center and a conversation with Dennis Deal, a veteran of the Battle of the Ia Drang and a technical advisor to the movie. Todd will interview and invite questions from the audience for Dennis Deal, a Mt. Lebanon native who served as leader of the 3rd platoon, Bravo Company, of the 7th Cavalry in the Battle of the Ia Drang Valley in November 1965 in Vietnam. Dennis will talk about his combat experiences, and we will discuss the movie.

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.

Screening of “D-Day Normandy 1944” in the Rangos Giant Cinema at the Carnegie Science Center

Date: June 2, 2019

Time: 4:00-6:00pm

Location: 1 Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

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Sunday, June 2, 4:00-6:00pm: Screening of “D-Day Normandy 1944” in the Rangos Giant Cinema at the Carnegie Science Center, followed by a panel conversation with WWII veterans. “D-Day Normandy 1944” is a state-of-the-art cinematic documentary of the Normandy Invasion projected on a 70-foot giant screen with 4K laser digital projectors and surround sound. After the 45-minute film, we will have our WWII veterans share their recollections. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time on the Science Center website or at the door. ($9.95; $7.95 for Science Center members).

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.

 

Pittsburgh D-Day 75: The Furious Fourth WWII Living History Group Procession

Date: June 6, 2019

Time: 12:00pm-3:00pm

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Beginning at noon at the History Center, encounter members of The Furious Fourth WWII Living History Group as they hike through downtown Pittsburgh, impersonating Pennsylvania service members killed on June 6, 1944. The group’s procession will conclude at 3 p.m. at the Southwestern PA WWII Memorial on Pittsburgh’s North Shore.

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. Doors to the evening program will open to the public at 6 p.m., and attendees will have after-hours access to the History Center’s newest exhibition, The Vietnam War: 1945-1975, as well as light refreshments ahead of the program. Click here for event details. 

USO-style Hangar Dance at the Pittsburgh-Butler Regional Airport

Date: June 8, 2019

Time: 6:30pm-10:00pm

Location: 473 Airport Rd Suite 2, Butler, PA 16002

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR! Saturday, June 8, 6:30-10:00pm: In honor of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, the VBC is holding a WWII USO-style Hangar Dance at the Pittsburgh-Butler Regional Airport (473 Airport Rd Suite 2, Butler, PA 16002). The event will feature a program honoring WWII veterans, music by Swingin’ Bopcats Big Band, military rations-inspired heavy hors d’ouevres, and cash bar.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Film Screening (FREE EVENT)

Date: June 26, 2019

Time: 7:00pm

Location: 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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FREE EVENT: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Lecture Hall (4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213) Screening of “Il Rivolo Rosso dell’Anima – The Red Trickle of the Soul,” a film by Stefano Bellini about the experience of war. The film features VBC veterans Ed Blank, Harry Van Riper, Albert DeFazio, Ben Wright, and George Haught. Stefano, who lives in Florence, Italy, will be in Pittsburgh for this English-language premiere of the film. Joining him will be some of the veterans featured in the film. Parking: Free street parking after 6pm. Library parking facility located at the intersection of S. Craig Street and Forbes Avenue ($7 for evening). Direct entrance to the Lecture Hall is at rear of library off Schenley Drive.