Happy Veterans Day!

Veterans Day is a time for us to pay our respects to those who have served. For one day, we stand united in respect for you, our veterans. This holiday started as a day to reflect upon the heroism of those who died in our country’s service and was originally called Armistice Day. It fell on Nov. 11 because that is the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. However, in 1954, the holiday was changed to “Veterans Day” in order to account for all veterans in all wars.

Many veterans return home requiring short and long term medical care from the injuries and tragedies experienced while in service. 41 percent, or about 1.7 million veterans, in this cohort have a mental health need. VA hospitals report that military service personnel come in for standard care, of course—injuries, sinus infections, and headaches—and much more serious illnesses like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer.  Sadly, chronic pain is one of the most reported symptoms by veterans returning from recent overseas military actions, according to the NIH: 82 percent of returning Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom report chronic pain. Moreover, since 2010 1,573 veterans have suffered the loss of major limbs from amputation due to battle injury, according to a report from the Federation of American Scientists.

Considering these statistics it’s no wonder that many of these veterans require specific medical supplies and devices to treat their health issues. Legacy Medical Sales provides various equipment such as wheelchairs, canes, walkers, powered lifts, and other products to assist veterans with mobility. We also specialize in durable medical equipment for those suffering from chronic pain, including the Cervifit Neck Strengthening System.  Other products for respiratory treatments, incontinence care, prosthetic accessories, compression supplies, and wound care are just a small portion of what Legacy Medical Sales offers our veterans.

As a thank you to our former military personnel for the sacrifices made protecting our country, Legacy Medical Sales is offering a 10% discount on all products for the entire month of November. Use coupon code VET10 at legacymedicalsales.com to get your discount.