Ace Hardware Honors Fallen Heroes with 1 Million American Flags

Ace works with the VFW to give away 1 million American flags for Memorial Day tributes

OAK BROOK, Ill., May 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — 23 May, 2022–Ace Hardware is collaborating with the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) once again this year to honor the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country by giving away 1 million American flags nationwide on Saturday, May 28th 2008, 2022. 

Ace participating shops welcome customers to come and visit them. May 28thReceive a 8-inch free of charge” x 12″ American flag*. A local VFW Post will donate another flag to honor the graves and mark the Memorial Day of veterans.

“Ace is proud to be a part of this nationwide effort to distribute flags to our customers and to the VFW to help honor our fallen heroes on Memorial Day,” Kim Lefko, Chief Marketing Officer, Ace Hardware.  “With Ace stores easily accessible to millions of Americans, we wanted to step up and provide a way for our customers, and our store owners and associates, to pay tribute to our military men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.”

“For veterans and VFW members, Memorial Day is the most sacred of days as we remember and honor the men and women of our armed forces who made the ultimate sacrifice,”VFW National Commander Fritz Mihelcic. “We’re proud to partner with patriotic and compassionate companies like Ace Hardware to help ensure our fallen service members are never forgotten.”

Ace stores across the nation gave away more than 500,000 American flags in 2013. Ace also sent 550,000 flags out to more than 1,900 VFW Posts in order to place them on veterans’ graves.

“The American flag giveaway aligns with Ace Hardware’s long history of supporting veterans nationwide,”Lefko was added “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 at participating Ace stores while quantities last. Limit 8″ x 12″ flag per customer. No purchase necessary.

About Ace Hardware

Ace Hardware is the world’s largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative with more than 5,500 stores in over 70 countries.

Headquartered at Oak Brook, Ill.Ace and its subsidiaries have distribution capability in the United States and operate a large network of distribution centers throughout the U.S. Ningbo in China; Colon, Panama; Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Ace has been an integral part in local communities around the globe since 1924. It is also known for being the home of the helpful hardware guys. For more information, visit or 

About the Veterans of Foreign Wars

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S., the nation’s oldest and largest major war veterans’ group, is the largest. The VFW, which is chartered by Congress, was established in 1899. It is comprised of eligible veterans and military personnel from active, reserve, and Guard forces. The non-profit veterans service organisation boasts a total population of 1.5 million VFW and Auxiliary members. These members are located in nearly 6,000 Posts around the globe. “NO ONE DOES MORE FOR VETERANS”The VFW is dedicated to veterans’ services, legislative advocacy, military and community service programs, and is more than just another organization. Visit our website to find out more and to join.

Contact Media

Ace: [email protected]
VFW: Randi K. Law  [email protected] 

SOURCE Ace Hardware Corporation

Ace Hardware Honors Fallen Heroes with 1 Million American Flags

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