FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 8, 2013
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Public Relations and Marketing Director
Glenville State College
GLENVILLE, W.Va.—Glenville State College’s Veterans’ Legacy Project will be the featured Veterans Day presentation at the West Virginia Veterans Nursing Facility (WVVNF) in Clarksburg. The free program will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, November 11, 2013.
The highlight of the event will be readings and quotes selected by Dr. Bob Henry Baber from GSC’s Veterans Legacy Project book, ‘Heroes Among Us,’ featuring over a dozen veterans affiliated with the facility including a photograph of World War II Veteran James Cortez on the cover. One hundred copies of the book will be distributed to residents, family, friends, and staff during the performance which will also include a selection of patriotic songs by Legacy Project participant and Korean Veteran George Daugherty.
WVVNF Chaplain Johnny Payne stated, “The residents requested a special celebration on Veterans Day, and we thought what could be more fitting than to invite representatives of the Glenville State College Veterans Legacy Project back to the very place where they interviewed and photographed so many.”
WV Department of Veterans Assistance Cabinet Secretary Rick Thompson said, “It’s important that we honor and respect our nation’s veterans throughout every day of the year, but it’s especially important that we take time on Veterans Day to show them the depths of our gratitude. I’m proud of the West Virginia Veterans Nursing Facility for always making this a priority and for ensuring our residents have the Veterans Day Celebration they so deserve.”
WVVNF Administrator Dr. Kevin Crickard said, “Our employees at the Veterans Nursing Facility make every effort to bring recreational opportunities to our veterans whenever possible especially on occasions that honor and celebrate their service to this great country. Veterans Day, obviously, means a great deal to our residents, so it’s the ideal time for members of the community to join in our celebration and pay tribute to these brave heroes—as the Glenville State College Legacy project has done.”
Staff will be available to conduct free tours beginning at 10 am. The West Virginia Veterans Nursing Facility is located at One Freedoms Way, Clarksburg, WV 26301.
For more information, contact Annette.Barnette@glenville.edu or 304-462-6391.