Date: October 20, 2023
Time: 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Location: Town & Country Diner (177 US-130, Bordentown, NJ 08505)
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The Veterans Breakfast Club (VBC) is heading to New Jersey in October for a veterans storytelling event hosted by the Armed Forces Heritage Museum.

The event will be on Friday, October 20, 2023 from 8:30am-10:30am at the Town & Country Diner (177 US-130, Bordentown, NJ 08505). It is free of charge, open to the general public, and will include breakfast.

RSVPs are required due to limited space. RSVP to the Armed Forces Heritage Museum at 609-273-1004 or emailing

VBC programs provide veterans and members of the public the opportunity to listen and share their one-of-a-kind stories, while engaging with other local veterans.

Since 2008, VBC has served the local veteran community in the greater Pittsburgh area, hosting weekly local gatherings for veterans. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, VBC transitioned to virtual programming and announced a national expansion of the organization, opening its programs to veterans around the country and world.

“Our community grew so much during the pandemic, providing a space for more veterans from around the country and world to share their stories and connect with each other,” said Todd DePastino, founder and executive director of VBC.  “While we will continue to host virtual programs, we are also thrilled to reach new veterans in new locations. All veterans have a story to share, and we are honored to offer a platform for our veterans to connect, heal and inspire each other.”

In addition to hosting two in-person events per month, VBC also holds a weekly program online, VBC Happy Hour, and publishes the quarterly VBC Magazine, the weekly VBC Bulletin e-newsletter, and a weekly podcast on military culture, The Scuttlebutt.

RSVPs are required, and the event will be capped at 60 people. Please make your reservation by emailing VBC Administrator Betty Karleski at

 About Veterans Breakfast Club

Founded in 2008, Veterans Breakfast Club is a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to creating communities of listening around veterans and their stories to ensure that this living history will never be forgotten. VBC believes that through their work, people will be connected, educated, healed and inspired. Through weekly virtual programming, VBC offers a one-of-a-kind community that brings together veterans, their families and civilians to share, celebrate and preserve veterans’ stories. To learn more and join our community, visit