At the Veterans Breakfast Club, Stories Unite Us.

Check out our online & in-person veterans storytelling programs and see our full event schedule below. All are welcome to join us!

Greatest Generation Live | September 21, 2021

Date: September 21, 2021

Time: 7pm-8:30pm Eastern

All Events | Greatest Generation Live

One Tuesday a month at 7pm ET; simulcasted to Facebook and YouTube. Conversations about all things WWII, including the stories of WWII veterans. Join us as we talk with author and historian Stephen Taaffe, whose remarkable book, Marshall and His Generals, delves into the backgrounds, characters, achievements, and failures of the more than three dozen general officers chosen for top command in WWII, from commanders like Dwight Eisenhower and Douglas MacArthur to some nearly forgotten. They were all selected by General George C. Marshall, chief of staff of the U.S. Army, who made careful calculations based on innate talent, experience, stamina, devotion to purpose, and the ineffable qualities of leadership. Come hear about famous generals and ask Stephen about your own favorite WWII commanders.We’re grateful to Glenn Flickinger for moderating this roundtable event!

Seven Oaks Country Club | Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Date: September 22, 2021

Time: 8:30am-10:30am

Location: 132 Lisbon Rd, Beaver, PA 15009

All Events

Seven Oaks Country Club (132 Lisbon Rd, Beaver, PA 15009) $15 per person.

Comfort Inn & Conference Center | Friday, September 24, 2021

Date: September 24, 2021

Time: 8:30am-10:30am

Location: 699 Rodi Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15235

All Events

Comfort Inn & Conference Center (699 Rodi Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15235) $20 per person.

VBC Happy Hour | September 27, 2021

Date: September 27, 2021

Time: 7pm-8:30pm Eastern

All Events | VBC Happy Hour

Every Monday night at 7pm ET on Zoom; simulcasted to Facebook and YouTube. BYOB(everage). Veterans stories, conversations, special topics, and guests. Derek Sansone on the Anniversary of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive and its history; Robert Laplander, author of The Lost Battalion.

SPECIAL VBC Event – The Ritchie Boys of WWII | October 4, 2021

Date: October 4, 2021

Time: 7pm-8:30pm Eastern

All Events | Greatest Generation Live | VBC Happy Hour

Join us for a discussion with two World War II “Ritchie Boys,” German-Austrian Jewish immigrants recruited by US Military Intelligence for counter-intelligence operations in Europe. Maximilian Lerner immigrated from Vienna to New York in 1941, then enlisted in the US Army and went back to Europe as an American soldier in 1944. He was recruited into the Office of Strategic Services as a special agent for secret missions in Germany. Paul Fairbrook used a valuable stamp collection to make it to the US from Berlin in the late 1930s before being drafted into the Army and trained Camp Ritchie, Maryland.

He also served in Europe overseeing interrogations and review of captured German documents. Beverley Eddy is a historian and author of Ritchie Boy Secrets: How a Force of Immigrants and Refugees Helped Win World War II. She will guide the conversation with our veterans about this fascinating story.

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