A Few Things to Keep in Mind as the Veteran’s Day Approaches
When Is Veteran’s Day Celebrated?
Around the world, people celebrate and remember the official end of World War I hostilities on November 11th. In the USA this date carries the name of Veteran’s Day, and it celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans. This federal holiday shouldn’t be confused with Memorial Day (which commemorates people who lost their lives in military service) and/or with Armed Forces Day (this date is for honoring persons currently serving in the military). For AC Medtran, 11th of November carries a special meaning, because this team assists veterans with disabilities day in and day out with their Chicago medical transportation near my location.
Why is Veterans Day important?
Including veterans with disabilities, the elderly and people with special needs in everyday life is a challenge, even if they are near and dear to us. There’s always a little shame in admitting that. Even on special days like these, often times there is simply no free time left at the end of the day, week, month… This may be because of non-emergency medical transportation nearby difficulties and costs, due to the bad weather, mood, or various other reasons. While all of us are super busy with humdrum activities of our everyday without making the time for what truly matters, excuses are easily fabricated. The glorified busyness of the 21st century often gets the better of us.
But let’s try not forget people who were willing to do exactly that – the selected few who were willing to put their lives on hold to serve their county with hopes of making this world a better and a safer place. Unfortunately, 4 million of those “select few” came back from their deployment with a service-related injury. Some of them came back hurt to such a degree, that it’s impossible for them to function independently and without somebody else’s assistance. It’s crucial to remember those, often marginalized individuals as well.
What Can ACMedtran Do to Help When It Comes to Transportation in Chicago?
Call +630.568.3850 and let us know how can the fleet, and the team AC Medtran be of assistance, on this Veterans Day or any other day in of the year. Getting from point A to point B may seem like a fairly simple thing to do for those who don’t have to ask “Where can I find a wheel-chair friendly transportation near me?” or “What is the nearest dialysis transportation in Chicago?”. But if one needs assistance to make even a couple of steps, you can only imagine how difficult the bigger distances may seem. And not only because of the traffic, potential weather disturbances or difficulties with accessible parking spaces but because of all the obstacles that come with carrying all the necessary medical equipment or/and walking aids. The team of experts at AC Medtran tries to keep in mind these things when interacting with people with disabilities.
Since those who need help desperately often find themselves without any assistance at all, AC Medtran strives to be there for those who need a little more attention to detail when it comes to their accessible transfers close to Greater Chicago Area. No matter if it’s a question of an assisted ride to doctor’s appointments, business meetings, airport transportation or any special social outing at all. Just tell us how, and the way to assist you and your dear ones will be found.
How Can I Celebrate Veterans Day in Chicago 2018?
Well, there are a few options to entertain! You can take your favorite veteran to this year’s Chicago Veteran’s Ball (keep in mind this formal event takes place on November 3rd ), or if you’re unable to attend you can purchase a ticket as a “Sponsor a Veteran“ option. Or simply use the “Donate Now” button on their website to further support their good cause.
If you’re not in the mood for all that fancy stuff, you can go super simple-and checkout, for example, all the wheelchair-friendly activities and places that are available in Chicago. You may be surprised to hear (and/or read), but our very own Chicago offers various fun activities even if you have a wheelchair or some other medical accessory on your hands. And when you book a VAN or some other form of non-emergency medical transport near me, your Veteran’s Day will be enjoyable beyond comparison.