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‘Wounded Warrior’ program teaches acceptance

Posted: November 4, 2011 6:05 p.m.
Updated: November 4, 2011 6:05 p.m.
 


Six veterans wounded while deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan shared their wartime experiences with Valencia High School students at a panel held in the Valencia High auditorium this week.

The event Thursday was sponsored by the Tempered Steel Organization, a program designed to break down barriers between the public and disfigured service members.

Tempered Steel was founded by wounded Iraq veteran Army Sgt. Scott Stephenson and his mother, Luana Schneider, to educate the public about the importance of accepting mentally or physically wounded veterans.

"The goal is to create a dialogue," said Stevenson, who spoke at the event.

Stevenson and the other veterans also attended a luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Valencia hosted by the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce for Tempered Steel and the Ian Gelig Scholarship Fund.

Gelig was a soldier from the Santa Clarita Valley killed in Iraq in 2010.

 

 

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