In the true spirit of Memorial Day, Merrill Ace Hardware is collaborating with the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. (VFW) to honor veterans by pledging to give out one million American-made flags nationwide. On Saturday, May 26, consumers are encouraged to visit Merrill Ace Hardware to receive a free 8” x 12” American flag, while a second flag is donated to their local VFW Post 1638 to be used for marking and honoring veteran graves this Memorial Day.
“Merrill Ace Hardware salutes the many men and women who have made sacrifices for our country and we look to honor them this Memorial Day by participating in the one million American flag giveaway,” said Tim Haight, owner of Merrill Ace Hardware. “We are grateful to be collaborating with our local VFW post 1638, who have provided so much support to veterans in our community.”
“Working alongside Ace to support our veterans is natural fit – their stores are located in communities across the country, just like our local Posts,” said VFW National Commander Keith Harman. “We are grateful to receive this donation from Ace Hardware and their consumers, and we look forward to honoring our veterans in a big way this Memorial Day.”
The one million 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.