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Ace Hardware honors fallen heros with 1 million American flags: Ace to collaborate with the VFW to distribute 1 million American flags nationwide this Memorial Day


In the true spirit of Memorial Day, Local Ace is collaborating with the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Consumers who visit Local Ace on May 29 will receive a free 8” x 12” American flag* while a second flag will be donated to their EGF VFW Post 3817 to be used for marking and honoring veteran graves this Memorial Day.

“Local Ace salutes the many brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and we look to honor them this Memorial Day by participating in the 1 million American flag giveaway,” said Brandon Buckalew owner Local Ace. We are grateful to be collaborating with our local [EGF VFW Post 3817 who have provided so much support to veterans in our community.”

“The VFW is grateful to receive this donation from Local Ace, which will help to ensure the service and ultimate sacrifice paid by America’s fallen service members isn’t forgotten,” said Rae Papenfus EGF VFW Post 3817 Manager. The EGF VFW Post 3817 is hosting a sloppy Joe Lunch open to the public on Memorial day, starting at 11:00
Last year, Ace Hardware sent a total of 558,240 flags to 2,326 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 World War I. 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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