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Glenville State leads veterans project

Nov. 01, 2012 @ 11:40 PM

GLENVILLE, W.Va. -- Glenville State College has embarked on the West Virginia Veterans' Legacy Project, which will debut its documentary, "A Tradition of Service," at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3.

The viewing coincides with a veterans and military ball and dinner to be held at the Mollohan Campus Community Center Ballroom.

A photo exhibit and "Heroes Among Us" veterans book signing is scheduled for 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, at the Glenville State College Art Gallery.

At noon Tuesday, Nov. 6, author Warren Matheny will sign copies of his book, "WWII Remembered," in the Robert F. Kidd Library.

At 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Nov. 8-9, the Veterans Theatre Production has its opening night at the Fine Arts Center.

All events are free and open to the public, except the dinner and documentary, which is $20 per person. The documentary also will air on West Virginia Public Broadcasting at 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, and 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11.

The project was established to collect oral histories to preserve and protect the recollections, memories and stories of West Virginia's men and women who have served in the U.S. military. For more information, visit www.glenville.edu/veterans.

Glenville State College is located 17 miles west of Burnsville, W.Va., off Exit 79 on Interstate 79. The college's president, Peter B. Barr, is a Huntington native and a graduate of Marshall University.