West Virginia Ford Dealership Presents Veteran with New F-150

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Ford F-150 given away at dealership barbecue held for local veterans and active-duty soldiers.

Veterans Day. The day where we celebrate the lives of those who fought for freedom and liberty around the world while defending it here in the United States. There are many ways our veterans are celebrated on that special day, such as parades, a few discounts here and there, maybe even a cookout or two.

One Ford dealership in Grafton, West Virginia decided to do something more, though. NBC/ABC dual affiliate WBOY-TV in nearby Clarksburg, West Virginia has the story of Toothman Ford, who threw a barbecue for veterans and active-duty soldiers in the community, as well as give a new F-150 to one local veteran.

J.R. Toothman + Ford F-150

“Our idea was to have the Bar-B-Que just for the veterans and that type of thing just to say thank you,” said dealership vice president J.R. Toothman, “and the more we thought about it, our staff thought we really want to something special for the veterans in our community for all that they have given to us. So we came up with the idea of giving a truck away.”

The recipient of the F-150 was Aaron Edison, a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and a three-year veteran of the West Virginia Army National Guard.

Aaron Edison + Ford F-150

“I had no idea. I was thinking a small camera or something like that to honor veterans and I would have been totally happy with that,” said Edison. “This just totally blowed me out of the water, no idea, so very surprised and very happy.”

Aaron Edison + Ford F-150

The blue F-150 given to Edison could not have gone to a more deserving individual. May he get as much out of his new truck as possible, and may we all hope all dealerships follow the lead of Toothman Ford as often as possible.

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