Memorial Day

Memorial Day
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Memorial Day
Graves at Arlington on Memorial Day.JPG

The gravestones at Arlington National Cemetery are decorated by U.S. flags on Memorial Day weekend.
Official name Memorial Day
Observed by United States
Type National
Observances Remembrance of American war dead
Date Last Monday in May
2015 date May 25
2016 date May 30
2017 date May 29
2018 date May 28

Memorial Day is a federal Holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. The holiday, which is observed every year on the last Monday of May, originated as Decoration Day after the American Civil War in 1868, when the Grand Army of the Republic , an organization of Union veterans founded in Decatur, Illinois, established it as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the Union war dead with flowers. By the 20th century, competing Union and Confederate holiday traditions, celebrated on different days, had merged, and Memorial Day eventually extended to honor all Americans who died while in the military service. It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.

Many people visit cemeteries and memorials, particularly to honor those who have died in military service. Many volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries.

Annual Decoration Days for particular cemeteries are held on a Sunday in late spring or early summer in some rural areas of the American South, notably in the mountain areas. In cases involving a family graveyard where remote ancestors as well as those who were deceased more recently are buried, this may take on the character of an extended family reunion to which some people travel hundreds of miles. People gather on the designated day and put flowers on graves and renew contacts with relatives and others. There often is a religious service and a picnic-like “dinner on the grounds,” the traditional term for a potluck meal at a church. It is believed that this practice began before the American Civil War and thus may reflect the real origin of the “memorial day” idea.

Memorial Day is not to be confused with Veterans Day; Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving, while Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans.

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Industry Statistics on Mobility according to the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA)

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The New VMI Honda Pilot-MANUAL IN-FLOOR RAMP

MANUAL IN-FLOOR RAMP  –  Northstar E™ with Access360®

UNRIVALED STYLE AND SPACE.

Go where you want to go in the VMI Honda Pilot. Accessibility, space AND style is possible with this unrivaled SUV. This vehicle provides exceptional wheelchair maneuverability and loads of room for the whole family. It’s equipped with practical features that put the “utility” in this SUV, such as an in-floor ramp that’s easily stowed out of the way, a removable front passenger seat for greater seating flexibility, and plenty of usable storage compartments.

VMI EXCLUSIVE FEATURES

Unobstructed entry, exit and interior

Low maintenance manual ramp stows securely within the floor to eliminate rattle and prevent debris inside the passenger cabin

Removable front passenger seat

Reverse hinged 33.5” door opening, plus 58”headroom

Access360™ ensures exceptional maneuverability, even for large power wheelchairs

A caregiver vehicle with SUV style and space

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Finally, a reasonably priced power side entry wheelchair accessible van conversion…

The Patriot, now at Mobility Supercenter!

The Patriot wheelchair accessible vehicle is a high value low cost van now available at Mobility Supercenter. These lowered floor mobility vehicles offer many of the same benefits as our other wheelchair accessible vans at a much lower cost. Most of all it provides the freedom you need at a price you can afford.

Built on Chrysler Town & Country or Dodge Grand Caravan minivans, the Patriot includes many key features. The power wheelchair ramp has an 800lb capacity that is big enough for the heaviest electric wheelchairs. The 10 inch lowered floor creates enough headroom to comfortably enter and ride. There are multiple ways to activate the conversion system for easy wheelchair access with or without a companion.

The Patriot provides the freedom you need at an affordable price. It is the perfect mix of accessibility, quality, and price. Inventory will movie fast because of the price point. Call Mobility Supercenter today and set up an appointment to see this exciting Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle. Limited Availability!

  • Based on a Used Chassis with New Patriot Conversion

 

 

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Up to $5,000 Savings on any new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica with VMI Northstar in Stock!




Up to $5,000 Savings on any new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica with VMI Northstar in Stock!

Limited Time Offer…Offer Ends January 31st, 2018

$1000 MSC discount

$1000 VMI discount

$1000 Mobility Rebate from Chrysler

Qualified Veterans Incentives:

$1000 USAA Rebate

$1000 Operation Independence Rebate from VMI

(Available to Disabled Veterans for first time purchase)

Offer Ends January 31st, 2018

2017 VMI CHRYSLER PACIFICA WHEELCHAIR VAN

The VMI Chrysler Pacifica combines our unrivaled interior space, 360˚ maneuverability, interchangeable front seats, and in-floor ramp with the automotive industry’s most stylish and technologically equipped van.

VMI EXCLUSIVE FEATURES

  • Northstar® #1 selling power in-floor ramp
  • Interchangeable front seats
  • Access360® Massive interior space
  • PowerKneel® self-lowering suspension
  • SureDeploy Battery Back-up Sysytem
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Mobility Supercenter in Richmond, now offers the Quingo Line of Scooters!

Quingo Scooters in Logo

Quingo Anti-Tip Technology

Mobility Supercenter in Richmond, Virginia now carry’s the Quingo line of Scooters. Our customers will benefit from several innovative features. They are powerful scooters with a patented “5-Wheel Stability” that make it safe and unique to Quingo. These scooters were developed and sold abroad and now for the first time are being offered in the U.S.A.

The Quinqo flyte  is the first scooter that loads itself in and out of your car.Quingo Flyte Scooter

Quingo Flyte Benefits

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Install example of a Wheelchair Lift from our Team!

This Vertical Platform lift (VPL) is a great solution for an outdoor application. Our Mobility Supercenter team did a great job and gave the customer an outdoor Wheelchair lift solution! Call us today and talk to a Mobility Consultant.

Vertical-Platform-Lift

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Bruno- AC Residential VPLs Converting to DC Motor

New Wheelchair Lift Motor used in VPL from Bruno!

All low-rise Bruno residential VPL (VPL-3153 and VPL-3175) units shipping on September 1 and after will feature a new 90v DC motor, replacing the current 120v AC motor. The system will still run on AC power and will not function during a power outage but will carry these distinct advantages over the current unit:

• Quicker speed

• Quiet operation

• Smoother start/stop

• Half the AC current draw – making it less expensive to operate

• Higher reliability with additional protective features

• Instantaneous start-up, no delay when you push the rocker switch.

• Internal braking, no need for an independent brake.

• Extensive diagnostic controller LED’s for easier troubleshooting

• More cold-climate friendly

• The new 90v DC motor is only for the low-rise residential VPL-3153 and VPL-3175  (no          change to commercial units or DC residential units)

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VETERAN REBATE!

Veterans RebateAs the premier manufacturer of wheelchair accessible vans, VMI has helped thousands of veterans achieve independence and mobility. We are committed to helping our veterans get the most from their VA mobility benefits. From now until 12/31, a $1000.00 rebate will be available to any disabled veteran for the first time purchase of a VMI van with a new conversion. Come let us say thanks and enjoy the freedom that YOU deserve!

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Introducing the 2017 VMI Honda Pilot – Wheelchair Accessible SUV

Honda Pilot- VMI Wheelchair SUVFinally, an SUV with enough room for a wheelchair user and a family!Get ready for a whole new mobility vehicle in demand!

Here are just a few benefits only available on a VMI Honda Pilot:
  1. Unobstructed Maneuverability with Access 360™ Interior Space
  2. Easy-to-use, Wide 32″ Northstar™ E Manual in-floor ramp
  3. Large Opening Door Width (34″) & Door Height (56″)
VMI is the only conversion manufacturer approved by Honda to modify the Honda Pilot, and we’re preparing to deliver an exceptional SUV that’s already built quite a reputation in all the right places.  
  • US News Best Car for Families
  • Kelley Blue Book’s Best Value SUV
  • IIHS Top Safety Pick
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