White Cane Day celebrated at Fourth Street Live

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by Jacob Ryan

WHAS11.com

Posted on October 15, 2013 at 6:15 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11)-- A celebration honoring the achievements of the nation’s blind residents was held Tuesday at Fourth Street Live.

National White Cane Day was inacted in 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson.  The day is meant to emphasize the white cane for mobility reasons, as well as a symbol for those who are blind or have a visual disability.

District Court Judge, David Holton, was in attendance and said the challenges associated with his loss of sight enabled him to see his role in society.

“I believe we all have a moral responsibility,” he said.  “To give back to our community, to our fellow man and I believe that responsibility falls heaviest on thos of us who have been most fortunate.”
 

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