Veteran’s Day Program Provides Free Folding Canes for Mobility Assistance

The Hugo Folding Can Available from AMG Medical Inc.

A national program to honor US military veterans for their selfless contributions will provide 36,000 Hugo® Folding Canes free of charge this Veteran’s Day, beginning November 10th and running through November 12th at all Sam’s Club locations across the country.

According to the US Department of Veterans Affairs, 3.16 million veterans received disability compensation as of June 30, 2010. Over 289,000 veterans are rated as being 100% disabled. Many of these struggle with lifelong mobility issues due to injuries they have suffered.


Hugo Salutes Our Veterans is a program launched in 2007 by AMG Medical Inc, headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia. The mission of the company is to help disabled US military veterans stay active, doing the things they love to do. Last year, the program gave out 25,000 canes, which normally retail for $29.99.

The Hugo Folding Cane has an ergonomic comfort-grip handle, appropriate for both left- and right-handed users. It has multiple height settings to comfortably meet the needs of most people. The cane can be folded for storage, but locks into position when in use – supporting up to 550 pounds - and includes an additional handle strap for safety.

Limited quantities of the Hugo Folding Cane are available while supplies last. Proof of military service may be required to be eligible. To find a Sam’s Club location near you, please visit For more veteran resources, visit



Remember Pearl Harbor -- Keep America Alert! (Now deceased) America's oldest living Medal of Honor recipient, living his 101st year is former enlisted Chief Petty Officer, Aviation Chief Ordnanceman (ACOM), later wartime commissioned Lieutenant John W. Finn, U. S. Navy (Ret.). He is also the last surviving Medal of Honor, "The Day of Infamy", Japanese Attack on the Hawaiian Islands, Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, Territory of Hawaii, 7 December 1941. (Now deceased) 'Navy Centenarian Sailor', 103 year old, former enlisted Chief Petty Officer, Aviation Chief Radioman (ACRM, Combat Aircrewman), later wartime commissioned Chief Warrant Officer Julio 'Jay' Ereneta, U. S. Navy (Ret.), is a thirty year career veteran of World War One and World War Two. He first flew aircrewman in August 1922; flew rearseat Radioman/Gunner (1920s/1930s) in the tactical air squadrons of the Navy's first aircraft carriers, USS LANGLEY (CV-1) and USS LEXINGTON (CV-2). San Diego, California