SixBlindKids – Fairfax Fall Festival Fun and October 15 – White Cane Safety Day

On October 15 of each year, White Cane Safety Day is observed in the United States. In 1964, Congress passed a joint resolution and signed into law 36 U.S.C. ยง 142, which allowed the President Lyndon B Johnson, and every US President since, to proclaim “White Cane Safety Day” on October 15 of each year! The day is also called “National White Cane Day”, “International White Cane Day” or simply “White Cane Day”. The white cane is a symbol of achievement, accomplishment, and independence of people who are visually impaired or are blind.

The SixBlindKids venture out to enjoy a beautiful autumn day at the Fairfax Fall Festival and run into many of our fellow citizens who are blind or visually impaired, or serve those who are. We actually LITERALLY ran into some fellow citizens who were NOT visually impaired! Our apologies to them. Again, and again…

Organizations mentioned or visited in this video include:

National Federation of the Blind (NFB),,

Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI),

Camerons Coffee and Chocolates,

Capital Music Therapy Services,

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