Annual Events
Tribute to Veterans

Our 30th annual "Tribute" honors and celebrates our regions Veterans, their selfless service to our country, and their achievements alongside the gracious supporters, community leaders, and citizens of this grateful nation who reside in Western Pennsylvania.

2020 Tribute: TBA

335 Miles for Veterans

335 Miles for Veterans is a four or five day endurance bike event, over the 4th of July weekend, from Washington D.C. to Pittsburgh to raise money for Veteran services in Western and Central Pennsylvania.  

For more information, registration, or to support the ride, click here!


2020 Virtual 335 Miles for Veterans: May 15, 2020 - July 4, 2020

The Crucible Hike

Imagine a group of 60 people tackling the Pennsylvania Laurel Highlands Trail for a 3-day, 70+ mile extreme hike with a full gear pack – welcome to The Crucible Hike. This 3-day extreme journey through some of Pennsylvania’s most spectacular scenery is not for the faint of heart, but your life won’t be the same after you’ve participated. It’s a journey of passion, determination and personal triumph, as much as it’s an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of local Veterans who are in need of housing and employment services.

For more information, registration, or to support the hike, click here!

2020 Crucible Hike: September 18-20, 2020

Stand Down Pittsburgh

Stand Down Pittsburgh is a day-long services fair for local Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Each year, Stand Down provides access to breakfast, lunch, 60+ health & community service providers, entertainment, barbers, clothing, and essential supplies.

Next Stand Down Pittsburgh: Fall 2020

Veterans Day Parade

Every year, VLP staff and Veterans proudly march in the annual Veterans Day Parade. If you’re interested in joining us, please email info@vlpwpa.org or call (412) 481-8200. 

Next Veterans Day Parade: November 7, 2020

Veterans Day Breakfast

Considered to be one of the largest Veterans Day breakfasts in Pennsylvania, this occasion brings together more than 700 guests – including Veterans who served in WWII to the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan at Duquesne University. Attendees enjoy a meal together, honor those who have served, and hear their inspiring stories.

Next Veterans Day Breakfast: November 11, 2020

Upcoming Events

VLP is the Official Veterans Charity of the Pittsburgh Marathon!

Here is how you can help:

  • Support our mission through running for us!

    • To register, click here!  Once on the page create an account, select Veterans Leadership Program as your charity, and begin fundraising to reach your goal!

Want to host an Event?

Contact Toshua Jarrett by phone at (412) 481-8200, ext. 231 or by email at jarrettt@vlpwpa.org to find out more information.

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Veterans Leadership Program
2934 Smallman St. Pittsburgh, PA 15201