Still Serving Veterans, Soldier 1 Corporation, Turning Point Consultants LLC, Distinct Grace, Blue Star Veterans, and the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, have teamed up to bring Huntsville the inaugural “9/11 Honor Walk: Remember. Heal. Celebrate.” on Sep. 13, 2014 from noon to 5:00 p.m. at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. The event is free with preregistration and will bring the community together in order to remember and honor all those affected by the tragic events of Sep. 11, 2001.
On September 11th, our world changed in an instant. We were handed a stunning tragedy the reverberations of which still echo in our lives today. With enormous dedication and courage First Responders rushed into burning towers and into the Pentagon. Passengers took down a commercial jet to save others. Others too, bore an incredibly disproportionate share of our country’s response to the attacks. Our military and their families, with enormous heroism, absorbed the consequences for us all with costs we cannot imagine. On Sep. 13, 2014 we honor them
The Honor Walk is no ordinary walk – it’s a labyrinth walk that is modest yet reflective. The 60×60 labyrinth is a simple path leading in a circular fashion to a center and then back out again. It will be located under the Path Finder Space Shuttle with the Color Guard for a one-of –a –kind first experience in North Alabama to honor the destiny of our times through those who paid for our future. There are no tricks or traps. As in life, there are many twists and turns and this ancient pattern can make visible and concrete the interior journey of those who walk it. Following the walk will be the celebration that will feature music from local bands JED Eye, Distinct Grace, and The Reps.
Tickets to the event are free with preregistration and include access to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s museum. Attendants without tickets will be required to pay museum entry or register at the door in order to access the event. Visit rocketcenter.com/HonorWalk to register for tickets.
Still Serving Veterans works diligently to help Veterans and their dependents find meaningful employment, receive all the benefits and services they have earned, and connect to other resources within their community. We are constantly surrounded by success stories and every now and then a client goes out of their way to express their gratitude.
This time the lucky recipient of praise was Mrs. Linda Warriner, one of Still Serving Veterans’ Employment Services Specialists in the North Alabama office. One of her clients, Sheila, dropped off a lovely flower arrangement and a sweet “Thank You” note. In addition, Sheila agreed to tell one of our big supporters, the Call of Duty Endowment (CODE), about the great experience she had with us during her job search.
At the age of 57, Sheila was having difficulties finding a job. She felt that she was sending out endless amounts of resumes and was not getting any call backs and was beginning to give up hope. After a five month dry spell, Sheila decided it was time to get some help and stumbled across Still Serving Veterans.
“Still Serving Veterans was a great asset to me,” Sheila said. “Mr. Armstrong sent me leads that I applied for. I really appreciated the leads. They were for great companies. Ms. Linda Warriner was the one that called me and kept my spirits up,” Sheila beamed. “She was always upbeat, supportive, kind, professional, and helpful. She went above and beyond what she had to do to help me find a job. If a job opening came across her desk that fit me, she called me or sent them my resume. I would have lost hope of finding a job if it hadn’t been for her. She is a real jewel.”
“Linda Warriner is a major asset to Still Serving Veterans and all the Veterans who go there for guidance and help,” Sheila continued. “I wish we had more people that cared as much as she does. Thanks to Linda Warriner and Still Serving Veterans, I will be employed and useful in the work environment. I can never thank her enough for caring ways and persistence in getting me a job.”