Veterans’ stories

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The April 24 PG South article about the Chartiers Valley students discovering World War II veterans’ stories (“Students Want to Know More About Veterans”) speaks to the richest form of education about war and the lives of those it touches. The Veterans Breakfast Club is a nonprofit organization dedicated to giving every veteran a chance to share his or her story with the public. We hold monthly breakfasts in six locations around Pittsburgh — Penn Hills, Wexford, Moon, Beaver County and two in the South Hills — where veterans tell funny, poignant and always vivid stories about their service.

These memories are often 70 years old and haven’t been shared previously even with their families. The veterans need to tell them, and we need to hear them and remember them for future generations. Our oral history project, Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh, has the largest archive of such stories in the region.

All veterans, their families and friends, students and the general public are welcome to join us at any event. For more information and a schedule, call 412-623-9029 or go to www.veteransbreakfastclub.com

There is no fee except the cost of breakfast.

TODD DePASTINO
Executive Director
Veterans Breakfast Club
Mt. Lebanon


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