All nine Sunshine Ace Hardware stores will be offering free American flags to patriotic customers in advance of Memorial Day.

Across the company, Ace Hardware has pledged to distribute 1 million American flags nationwide on Saturday, May 25. Visitors to Sunshine Ace locations in Collier, Lee, Charlotte and Pinellas counties can pick up a free 8-by-12 inch American flag. No purchase is necessary, but supplies are limited.

“Sunshine Ace has supported veteran organizations in Southwest Florida for many years, and we’re extremely proud to employ a number of veterans in our stores, from managers and cashiers to sales associates and delivery drivers,” said Sunshine Ace President Michael Wynn.

Ace Hardware is partnering with the Veterans of Foreign Wars and will be providing thousands of flags to VFW posts around the nation to mark and honor veterans’ graves on Memorial Day, which is Monday, May 27.

“We are proud to again affirm our long-standing commitment to honoring veterans by supporting VFW Posts and local communities,” said John Surane, executive vice president and chief merchandising officer for Ace Hardware. “This Memorial Day, Ace stands with the VFW in honoring the courage of the brave men and women who have sacrificed everything for their country. We applaud the VFW for the incredible support they continue to provide for veterans nationwide and are grateful to be able to work together with our loyal customers to honor the fallen this Memorial Day.”

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About Sunshine Ace Hardware

Family owned and operated since 1958, Sunshine Ace Hardware serves Florida with nine locations in Collier, Lee, Charlotte and Pinellas counties staffed by a long-term, friendly and knowledgeable team. Focused on customer service, Sunshine Ace employees are best known for building relationships and going above and beyond to help solve a home repair or maintenance issue or to simply guide customers to the right tool for the job. For in-home support, Sunshine Ace provides a range of professional services such as rod-tip repair, screen, glass and equipment repairs. Free delivery and assembly is also provided on items such as grills, power tools, mulch, soil and more. Sunshine Ace offers a wide variety of products including plumbing, hardware and electrical supplies, houseware, fishing gear, power equipment, paint, painting supplies and more. Sunshine Ace proudly carries quality brands including Benjamin Moore paints, Scotts lawn and garden products, Craftsman tools, STIHL power tools, Weber and Big Green Egg grills, as well as Penn and Shimano fishing gear. In addition to serving residential clients, Sunshine Ace services commercial accounts, with flexible options to support contractors in managing and growing their business. For locations and hours, visit