"It's sort of like planting a garden and waiting and hoping. This is just the first piece of the puzzle," project director Bob Henry Baber said of the photo exhibit.
The university is putting the finishing touches on its first book about the project, "Heroes Among Us."
"There's already enough for another book," Baber said.
Glenville State will host a veterans' ball on Nov. 10, the Saturday before Veterans Day. The event also will serve as the debut of a documentary about the legacy project, created with interview footage.
On Nov. 14 and 15, Baber will debut a play he wrote using material from the interviews. He said the play would incorporate footage from the interviews, as well as music and "interpretive drama."
The university plans to post all the interviews, along with photos and video, on its website. There are only about 30 interviews on the site currently, but Baber said many more are on the way. There also are about 40 veterans and family members waiting to be interviewed for the project.
Shirley White, 64, of Cross Lanes, is on that list.
Three of her sons were in the military. Her oldest son is in the Navy. Her second-oldest, Robert, was a career soldier in the Army's 82nd Airborne. In 2005 he was deployed to Afghanistan, where he was killed.
Her youngest son, Andrew, was a Marine who was deployed to Iraq while Robert was in Afghanistan. He returned home from war but died in 2008 from complications of post-traumatic stress disorder, his mother said. "This project is so wonderful because it continues the stories of our family members that we don't want to forget," she said.
She said her father was in World War II, and the family always loved hearing his stories from the war, but no one ever thought to write them down.
"Now we don't have that to go back to," she said. "(The Veterans' Legacy Project) is going to keep these experiences out there to the public."
For more information about the West Virginia Veterans' Legacy Project or to get on the waiting list to be interviewed, call 304-462-6163 or visitwww.glenville.edu/veterans.