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Nov
1
Sun
Fill the Hill
Nov 1 @ 8:00 am – Nov 30 @ 4:00 pm

 

Join the Soldiers & Sailors team this Veterans Day and Fill The Hill!

With every $20 donation, a flag will be placed on Soldiers & Sailors’ front lawn, with a special illumination on Veterans Day.

Imagine a sea of stars & stripes from 5th Avenue to our front door throughout November for a month-long salute to service members!  Click here to make your donation.

Thank you to those who have sponsored a flag!

 Local companies will have the opportunity to sponsor a luminary that will light the flags on the evening of November 11th and help us Light Up The Hill for Veterans Day. Click here to learn more about sponsoring a luminary.

Thank you to those who have sponsored a luminary!

Nov
2
Mon
Vitalant Blood Drive
Nov 2 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Nov
8
Sun
Best of Vets Pittsburgh Award Show
Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm

Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum and What A Veteran Looks Like are proud to present Best of Vets Pittsburgh, the first awards show of its kind in the region. Best of Vets Pittsburgh honors and recognizes those who are doing the most to support our military and veterans of Western Pennsylvania, the largest veteran population in the Commonwealth.

Categories Include: Community Collaborators, Leadership Excellence, Mental Health Champion, Advocate of the Year, People’s Choice, Squad Suffragette, The Buffalo Soldier and The Proud Award. Click here for descriptions of each category.

Nominations are open October 4th through October 30th, so click here to nominate the veteran or service member of your choosing for consideration. Voting begins November 1st, and the awards show will be livestreamed on November 8th.

Nov
11
Wed
Light Up The Hill
Nov 11 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

 

Throughout the month of November, Soldiers & Sailors is asking the public to make a donation & fill the front lawn with flags in honor of our nation. Meanwhile, local companies will have the opportunity to sponsor a luminary that will light the flags on the evening of November 11th. A donation of $100 or more comes with recognition both on the luminary & on the Soldiers & Sailors website. Imagine your sponsored luminary casting light on a sea of stars & stripes from 5th Avenue to our front door. Click here to learn more about sponsoring a luminary.

Thank you to those who have sponsored a luminary!

And thank you to those who have sponsored a flag!

Nov
12
Thu
Toys for Tots Toy Drive
Nov 12 @ 8:00 am – Dec 10 @ 8:00 am

Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum is proud to be a drop off location for Toys for Tots this holiday season.

The drop off box will be located in the lobby of Soldiers & Sailors and will be accessible November 12th through December 10th, Monday – Friday 8am – 3pm with the exception of November 26th and 27th. Please note that masks are required to be worn covering your mouth and nose while inside the building.

Toys must be new and unwrapped. Don’t forget that Toys for Tots collects gifts for children through the age of 18. For FAQs about Toys for Tots please visit the Toys for Tots  website.

Thank you for joining with Soldiers & Sailors and Toys for Tots to give back this holiday season!

Nov
13
Fri
Vitalant Blood Drive
Nov 13 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Nov
15
Sun
Opera Up Close – Soldier Songs
Nov 15 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum teams up with the Pittsburgh Opera for the webinar “Opera Up Close – Soldier Songs”

Pittsburgh Opera Artistic Administrator Robert Boldin has some very special guests joining him in this free, informative, and entertaining webinar which will give you an in-depth look at Soldier Songs, which opens on December 5th.

In addition to the opera’s creator David T. Little and some of the people who are bringing our production to life, Rob will be joined by three combat veterans from our friends at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum.

Daniel Kysela served 15 years as an enlisted Infantryman with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, where he deployed twice to Iraq and once to Kosovo.

Ben Keen is a Veteran of the US Army who completed several combat deployments including being a member of the historic 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) in 2003 during the initial invasion and occupation of Iraq.

Dan Telep served as an Infantry Officer with the United States Marine Corps in Vietnam. Assigned a Rifle Platoon in the 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division in Northern “I Corps”, his unit was engaged in a fierce 10-day battle with the 324th Division of North Vietnam Army. Dan spent a total of 19 months in Vietnam and received two Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star award with Combat V, and two crosses of Gallantry.

Hear these soldiers’ stories first-hand, and learn about the inherent challenges communicating that experience to other people.

Register Here!

Photo of a previous Pittsburgh Opera event at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum A 2019 Pittsburgh Opera / Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum event for the opera Glory Denied.  Photo by David Bachman.

Nov
24
Tue
Homeless Veteran Winter Gear Drive
Nov 24 2020 @ 5:31 pm – Feb 28 2021 @ 12:00 pm

Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum is proud to be collecting winter outerwear for the homeless veterans of Shepherd’s Heart Fellowship & Veterans Home.

Suggested winter gear donations include winter coats and scarves with a special emphasis on warm gloves and winter hats.

Collections will be accepted through the winter months, Monday – Friday 8am – 3pm with the exception of December 24th, 25,th 26th and 31st and January 1st. Please note that masks are required to be worn covering your mouth and nose while inside the building.

Dec
6
Sun
Postponed – Patriotic Holiday Concert
Dec 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join us Sunday, December 6th for our annual Patriotic Holiday Concert featuring The Brass Roots and The Pine Creek Community Band. They will be joining forces to perform holiday and patriotic classics in the auditorium.

Doors open at 1:00pm.

Items will be collected for Marine Toys for Tots prior to and during the concert. Information about what to donate can be found here.

Non-perishables will be collected on behalf of Shepherd’s Heart Fellowship & Veterans Home.  Suggested donations include canned goods such as spaghetti sauce, canned vegetables, and soups as well as boxed cereal, coffee, tea and hot chocolate.

Seating is limited, so reservations are encouraged.

Jan
21
Thu
Vitalant Blood Drive
Jan 21 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Registration is required for blood donors. Click here for more information.