Treasure Our Veterans – Project Description
The Veterans Breakfast Club (VBC) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to create communities of listening around veterans and their stories to ensure that this living history will never be forgotten. This is done by providing breakfasts and other meetings where veterans can fellowship and tell their stories to all who attend. Currently, these events are held throughout Western Pennsylvania with 30-40 storytelling events a year. There are plans to expand these events throughout the entire state.
· To create communities of listening around veterans and their stories.
· To promote veteran storytelling programs.
· To capture, preserve, and share veterans’ stories for future generations.
· To raise public awareness about the veteran experience.
This year, PA C.A.R. will Treasure Our Veterans by raising funds to sponsor Veterans Breakfast Club events. We will purchase thank you cards to share with the veterans of these events, signed by our members. In addition, we will encourage our members to attend the VBC events that we sponsor to thank our veterans in person and learn about history through their stories.
Throughout the year, members will be encouraged to learn about veterans, patriotic education, American history, and historical preservation.