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As part of their recognition of the Memorial Day holiday, Ace Hardware is once again teaming up with the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) for their annual One Million Flag Giveaway. Anyone who goes into a participating Ace Hardware store on Saturday, May 27 (two days before Memorial Day) will receive a free 8″ x 12″ American flag, while supplies last.

This is just one of the many Memorial Day deals you’ll be able to find this year. Looking for specific Memorial Day food deals for military members? We have that, too.

Here’s what you need to know about Ace’s free flag promotion happening Memorial Day weekend.


Each participating Ace Hardware store will hand out 240 free American flags.

A little girl smiles up at her military dad while holding his hand. She is also holding a small US flag.

There are about 4,400 Ace Hardware stores across the country, and each one will be given 240 flags to hand out during business hours on Saturday, May 27.

To get your flags, head to the Ace Hardware store near you. Then simply go to the checkout area and ask for one. There’s no purchase required to receive a free American flag. Limit one flag per person.

Most Ace Hardware stores are open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays.


For every flag handed out, Ace will donate another flag to a local VFW Post.

One Million Flag Giveaway official promo image

Every flag Ace hands out will be matched by a flag donation to a local VFW post. These flags will be used to mark and honor veterans’ graves on Memorial Day.

In 2021, Ace gave away more than 500,000 American flags to customers at Ace stores, and they sent 550,000 flags to more than 1,900 VFW Posts.

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Keep an eye out for a disposal box for old American flags.

A red, white and blue deposit box marked for old American flag disposal

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In addition to the flag giveaway, in past years, all participating Ace Hardware stores have had a flag disposal box where customers can drop off worn or torn American flags for proper disposal. At the end of the month, a local Boy Scout group or the VFW will collect the flags and hold a retirement ceremony.

There’s no law that tells you exactly what to do with an old American flag, but there’s something called the Flag Code that gives you an idea of how to treat it with respect. According to the Flag Code, if a flag is so worn out that it’s not a good symbol anymore, you should burn it in a dignified way. The disposal boxes let others retire the flags in accordance with the Flag Code.


Get a Free American Flag From Ace Hardware on Saturday, May 27