Ace Hardware is giving away 1 million American flags for Memorial Day on Saturday, May 23rd, 2020.
From the press release:
In the true spirit of Memorial Day, Ace Hardware is again collaborating with the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Ace Hardware is pledging to give out 1 million American flags nationwide on Saturday, May 23.
As an essential business, Ace Hardware stores remain open to safely serve their neighbors and local communities. Consumers who visit a participating Ace store on May 23 will receive a free 8” x 12” American flag* while a second flag will be donated to a local VFW Post to be used for marking and honoring veteran graves this Memorial Day.
“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.”
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.
*Flags will be available in participating Ace stores, while quantities last. Limit one 8” x 12” flag per customer. No purchase necessary.
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