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Ace Hardware giving away 1 million flags at stores on May 23

Posted May 19, 2020 12:00 a.m. EDT
Updated May 23, 2020 9:42 p.m. EDT

Ace Hardware Offer (photo courtesy Ace Hardware)

Ace Hardware is giving away 1 million flags at stores nationwide this Saturday, May 23. They are also donating flags to local VFW Posts to be used for marking and honoring veteran graves this Memorial Day.

A free 8” x 12” American flag will be given to customers on May 23, 2020 and a second flag will be donated to a local VFW Post to be used for marking and honoring veteran graves this Memorial Day.

The free flags are available at participating locations, while supplies last. No purchase is necessary.

“Ace is grateful for the opportunity to once again support VFW Posts across the country to honor our fallen heroes,” said John Surane, Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer for Ace Hardware. “This Memorial Day, Ace is proud to work with the VFW and our loyal customers to remember and pay tribute to the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.”

“The VFW is honored to again team up with Ace Hardware to ensure America’s fallen heroes are properly remembered on Memorial Day, one of the most important holidays of the year,” said VFW National Commander William “Doc” Schmitz. “Despite uncertain times, it’s vitally important that we pause and remember the service men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice.”

According to their press release, "Last year, Ace Hardware sent a total of 535,000 flags to 2,230 local VFW Posts across the country. The American flag giveaway aligns with Ace Hardware’s long history of supporting veterans nationwide. Ace’s very name is a commemoration of the “Flying Aces,” the courageous fighter pilots from the First World War. Ace’s patriotism continues through the support of its veteran retailers, and the sincere appreciation for all the veterans and active-duty military who work in Ace stores, distribution centers, and its corporate offices."

See all the details on the Ace Hardware website.

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