Tops Friendly Markets launches Stars for Our Troops program
WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. (WENY) -- Today marks the start of the Stars for Our Troops initiative at Tops Friendly Markets around the tiers.
From today until June 22nd, you can donate worn and tattered American flags at Tops Markets for proper retirement.
"The respect and gratitude we have for the people who serve and have served in the military is immeasurable, and for that we are forever grateful," Tops Public and Media Relations Manager Kathy Sautter said.
With Flag Day approaching on June 14 and the upcoming Independence Day in July, Tops says they want to offer the community this service to not only properly retire their flags, but also to extend their thanks and respect to veterans.
In collaboration with partner veterans organizations, embroidered stars will be preserved and presented to local veterans who have defended the flag.
The Tops in Elmira, Sayre, and Erie are taking part. A complete list of participating locations is below.
Tops Corporate Office - 1760 Wherle Dr., Buffalo, NY, 14225
5827 S. Transit Rd., Lockport, NY, 14094
7200 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls, NY 14304
3980 Maple Rd., Amherst, NY, 14226
3201 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park, NY, 14127
2140 Grand Island Blvd., Grand Island, NY, 14072
3865 Union Rd., Cheektowaga, NY, 14225
800 Harlem Rd., West Seneca, NY, 14224
9660 Transit Rd., Amherst, NY, 14051
150 Niagara St., Towanda, NY, 14150
S. 6150 South Park Ave., Hamburg, NY, 14075
390 W. Main St., Batavia, NY, 14020
3955 Vineyard Dr., Dunkirk, NY, 14048
5274 Main St./Union Rd., Williamsville, NY, 14221
1215 Jefferson Rd., Henrietta, NY, 14623
1601 Penfield Rd., Rochester, NY, 14625
2345 Buffalo Rd., Rochester, NY, 14624
98 South Ave., Hilton, NY, 14468
27 Slayton Ave., Spencerport, NY, 14559
2265 Downer St., Baldwinsville, NY, 13027
40 Fennel St., Skaneateles, NY, 13152
800 West Genessee St., Chittenango, NY, 13037
3830 Rome Rd., Pulaski, NY, 13142
119 West Seneca St., Manlius, NY, 13104
3932 State Route 281, Cortland, NY, 13045
1936 US Route 6, Carmel, NY, 10512
155 Church St., Saranac Lake, NY, 12983
127 Main St., Stamford, NY, 12167
21501 NY State Route 22, Hoosick Falls, NY, 12090
1600 Cedar St., Elmira, NY, 14904
35 Franklin Plaza, Dansville, NY, 14437
3014 Elmira St., Sayre, PA, 18840
712 W. 38th St., Erie, PA, 16508
9 Leather Rd., Sheffield, PA, 16347