Whereas: the white cane has become a symbol of mobility and independence; and
Whereas: the white cane is an extension of its user and provides the assurance that the path is clear and safe, permitting greater mobility and independence; and
Whereas: for those with sight, the white cane serves as a reminder of their responsibility to help protect the safety of individuals who are blind or visually impaired and of their importance of observing the pedestrian’s right-of-way; and
Whereas: the white cane has become nationally recognized as an important instrument to the independence and safety of persons who are blind or visually impaired;
Now, therefore, I, Eric J. Holcomb, Governor of the State of Indiana, do hereby proclaim October 15, 2019 as White Cane Safety Day in the state of Indiana, and invite all citizens to duly note this occasion.