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2014 Star Spangled Salute Winner Announced

Congratulations to the winner of the 2014 Star Spangled Salute – Susan Kirsch of Washington!
We thank you for your service!

2014 Star Spangled Salute Winner Announced - Susan Kirsch

Susan Kirsch served in the Air Force and was one of roughly 2,000 disabled veterans who entered the Star Spangled Salute contest. Thanks to VMI and the Toyota Motor Corporation, she will be receiving a 2015 Toyota Northstar Access360 wheelchair van. Susan uses a power wheelchair and has a son that could also benefit from their new accessible van. She’s excited that her new van will simplify their many trips to and from the doctors that are necessary to their care.

The Star Spangled Salute is just one celebration in honor of VMI’s daily dedication to the men and women who have served. From its specialized team of Veteran Advocates and veteran financing, to special partnerships with the VA and beyond. Through reliable products and functional design, VMI’s fleet of mobility vehicles achieves independence and freedom for veterans, independent wheelchair users and their families.

“We are so fortunate to live in the United States and experience the freedoms so many like Susan Kirsch have served for,”  Doug Eaton,VMI’s CEO said. “Veterans Day and our Star Spangled Salute contest are amazing opportunities to honor our deserving veterans, but VMI is committed to empowering these incredible individuals and their loved ones every day of the year.”

“The buzz surrounding this year’s Star Spangled Salute contest has been exciting,” added Mark Oldenburg, Toyota’s National Fleet Marketing, Mobility and Strategic Planning Manager. “We’re honored to show our appreciation for those who’ve bravely served our country in the military with this program. I truly look forward to delivering a new Toyota Sienna with a VMI Northstar conversion to the winning veteran.”

Click here to watch the big announcement!