FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 10, 2012
For more information:
Public Relations Department
Glenville State College
(304) 462- 6390
Glenville, WV— In September of 2011, Glenville State College established the ‘West Virginia Veteran’s Legacy Project’. This project builds on Glenville State College’s World War II Heroes Project, which records and preserves the experiences of West Virginia veterans from that specific conflict.
The ‘West Virginia Veteran’s Legacy Project’ focused on collecting, preserving, and broadcasting stories of West Virginia war veterans who served in the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War, and the current conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Historically, West Virginia has had, and continues to have, the highest per capita service rate in the United States.
Over two-hundred interviews with veterans and family and friends of deceased veterans have been conducted for the project. The stories they tell and the memories they reveal are creating a living picture of the brutality, confusion, and sacrifices of war.
The project has now published a book and created a film documentary that highlights many of the veterans who have participated in this extensive endeavor.
The book ‘Heroes Among Us-A Tradition of Service’ is a collection of photographs, both new and old, with succinct vet quotes and short stories that have been collected by the project. The book can now be purchased for just $10 per copy, which is half of the normal price.
This film ‘Tradition of Service’ is approximately 50 minutes long and gives a brief overview of West Virginians’ history of service in the military, while including actual interview material and photographs from the ‘West Virginia Veteran’s Legacy Project’. The documentary was shown on West Virginia PBS during November and may be shown nationally in the coming months. DVDs of the documentary can be purchased for $10 each which is also fifty percent off the regular price.
A package deal is available that includes a DVD and book for $15. This would make a meaningful gift for veterans and their family and friends.
Purchases may be made at the GSC Foundation Office in the Heflin Administration Building. Orders may also be mailed to you by contacting Michelle Clowser at www.Michelle.Clowser@ glenville.edu or by calling (304) 462-6380. A $2.50 base shipping charge does apply to all mail orders. All orders placed by December 19th, 2012 should arrive before Christmas.