WARREN, Mich., June 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- It's a grand old, and new, flag! In honor of Independence Day, Art Van Furniture is renewing its call for families to bring their worn Stars and Stripes to any Art Van Furniture store across the Midwest from Friday, June 30, through Tuesday, July 4, and trade it for a free, new 3-by-5-foot American flag. Thanks to enormous guest response to the program, the Midwest's No. 1 furniture and mattress retailer has collected nearly 500 faded flags to date. The retired flags are respectfully disposed of in accordance with the U.S. Flag Code.
Guests who have taken advantage of the offer have also taken to social media to express their gratitude.
"Thank you for offering proper disposal of the American flag and replacing them with new ones," one guest posted on Art Van Furniture's Facebook page. "How awesome and so sweet for Art Van Furniture to do this," wrote another.
"The flag is a symbol of American freedom that unites all people who call our country home," said Kim Yost, Art Van Furniture's president and CEO. "Art Van is both pleased and humbled by the tremendous public response to our flag exchange initiative, and we want to provide everyone the opportunity to give new life to Old Glory this Fourth of July holiday."
Flags can be exchanged at all store locations from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday, July 4.
For a complete review of the U.S. Flag Code, click here.
About Art Van Furniture
Art Van Furniture is the Midwest's largest furniture retailer and America's largest independent furniture retailer. The company operates more than 100 stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Iowa, including freestanding Art Van PureSleep mattress stores, Art Van Flooring stores, and Art Van Furniture franchise locations, as well as a full-service e-commerce website. Founded in 1959, the company is headquartered in Warren, Mich. Visit artvan.com for more information.
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