Veterans Events Around the ‘Burgh   

                 The Veterans Breakfast Club is a nonprofit that gives every veteran a chance to tell his or her own story in public.  Their mission is to create communities of listening around veterans and their stories to ensure that this living history will be forgotten. 

         This small group of WWII veterans met for the first time in 2008.  Their camaraderie spread quickly, and the group grew into a region-wide nonprofit serving thousands of veterans, families, neighbors and friends throughout western Pennsylvania.  Over the past decade, over 400 veteran storytelling events have been held with nearly 30,000 people in attendance. 

          This year marks ten years of their formation, and they are celebrating in a big way.  The 10th Anniversary Veteran’s Breakfast Club Gala will be held from 6-11 p.m., Aug. 25, at Spring Manor, 1000 Indiana Road in Verona.  For details on this special event, email or call (412) 623-9029. 

          The Seneca Valley School District will hold their annual Veteran Recognition Day on Friday, Sept. 7, during a Raider football home game.  Veterans will join the football team in the locker room prior to the game, where they will place American Flag stickers to the players’ helmets.  During the pre-game ceremony at 7 p.m., the veterans will gather on NexTier Stadium track to be recognized for their dedication and service to our country.  The veterans in attendance will receive free admission and special seating and parking accommodations. 

         If interested in attending, send your name, address, phone number, rank and years of service to Linda Andreassi, SVSD Communication, 124 Seneca School Rd., Harmony, PA  16037 or email by Aug. 30.  For more information, visit, 

 By Paula Green