Ace Hardware Honors Veterans with 1 Million American Flags

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Great Lakes Ace Hardware
1550 W. St. Rt 18
Tiffin, OH 44883

In the true spirit of Memorial Day, Great Lakes Ace in conjunction with Ace Hardware nationally is collaborating with the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. (VFW) to honor veterans by pledging to give out 1 million American-made flags nationwide. On Saturday, May 25, consumers are encouraged to visit any Great Lakes Ace Hardware to receive a free 8” x 12” American flag*, while a second flag is donated to the nearest VFW Post to be used for marking and honoring veteran graves this Memorial Day.

Great Lakes Ace solutes 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 1 million American flag giveaway,” said Mark VandenBerg, President/CEO of, Great Lakes Ace.  “We are grateful to be collaborating with our many local VFW Posts in our neighborhoods, 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 1 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.

*Flags will be available in participating Ace stores, while quantities last. In-store only. Limit one 8” x 12” flag per customer. No purchase necessary.

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