Crowder Bros. Ace Hardware is offering free American flags in advance of Memorial Day to help honor the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
On Saturday, May 29, the first 250 customers at Crowder Bros. Ace Hardware stores in Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch will receive an 8” by 12” flag to display in their homes. No purchase is necessary.
“Crowder Bros. Ace has been a proud supporter of veteran causes for decades, and we want to help spread patriotism across our region this Memorial Day,” said Crowder Bros. President Michael Wynn. “The flag is a symbol of America, but it’s also a symbol that recognizes the accomplishments of veterans nationwide who fought to preserve the liberties and freedom that we enjoy every day.”
Nationally, Ace Hardware is collaborating with the Veterans of Foreign Wars to distribute 1 million flags across the country on May 29. The company also is donating flags for the VFW to mark and honor veterans’ graves over Memorial Day weekend.
“Memorial Day is one of the most important days of the year as we recognize and honor the service and sacrifice of our nation’s fallen heroes,” said VFW National Commander Hal Roesch. “Teaming up with patriotic and compassionate companies like Ace Hardware help to ensure our fallen service members are never forgotten.”
In addition to the American flag giveaways, Crowder Bros. Ace also operates a year-round flag retirement program. Community members can drop off old or worn American flags at specially marked bins inside stores. Local veteran and youth groups will then collect flags and hold a proper retirement ceremony.
About Crowder Bros. Ace Hardware
Founded in 1955 by John and Chester Crowder, Crowder Bros. Ace Hardware and Crowder’s Gifts & Gadgets operate stores in Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch within Manatee County. Each store is staffed by friendly, knowledgeable associates known for going the extra mile to help commercial and residential customers find the right tools for their jobs. Crowder Bros. Ace is the region’s go-to source for power equipment, paint, hardware, fishing gear, plumbing products, electrical supplies, gifts and home improvement products, including name brands like Benjamin Moore, STIHL, Milwaukee, Scotts, Weber, Big Green Egg, Penn and Shimano. Through its Helpful Hub, Crowder Bros. Ace provides services like screen repair, key cutting and color matching, as well as delivery and assembly for grills, power tools and more. Crowder Bros. Ace offers three convenient options to shop: in-store, curbside pickup and online with home delivery. For locations and hours, visit CrowderBros.com.