October 15th is National white cane day.
It was signed into action in 1964 by President Johnson.
A white cane signifies a person with a visual impairment.
The cane comes in a variety of needs, a support cane, a staff a folded up cane and a straight one.
The white cane is used to enable the user to be independent.
If you see a person with a white cane and offer assistance and they decline, take it at face value/
The person may have limited vision to none at all. But they are confident of their success in using their cane.
Anyone seeking information may call Jan Ward at 945-0312.