Local resident Craig Macklin recently presented the Hometown Hero Salute Circle of Influence Award to SSI for their support of his guard service while he was a member of the Illinois Air National Guard’s 183rd Fighter Wing.
This award is given to individuals or organizations that showed exceptional support of guard members who were deployed overseas after the events of September 11, 2001.
Macklin chose to share this award with Software Solutions Integrated, LLC, his workplace of over ten years. While presenting the award, Craig was quoted in saying, “In the time that I was at SSI I was activated three times, twice to go overseas and once to go on flood duty. Never during any of that time did anyone, management or my coworkers, say anything negative about me or my guard duties and the fact that I had to be gone.”
SSI is proud of its employees that have served both home and abroad in the different branches of the United States Armed Forces.