Ashley Furniture Industries Holds Flag Raising Ceremonies Nationwide in Honor of Memorial Day


ARCADIA, Wis. – On Thursday, May 24, Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. (Ashley) held a flag raising ceremony at each of their manufacturing facilities in the U.S. in honor of Memorial Day. Ashley executives from Mississippi, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin, along with members of their local military groups, provided the ceremony to remember those who served our country and reflect on the true meaning of Memorial Day for Ashley employees and guests.

“Memorial Day has great meaning to me, as I spent seven years on active duty in the United States Army. My father and three of my brothers are also veterans of the military,” said Paul Pelissero, Ashley Furniture Industries. “It is a great gesture on Ashley Furniture’s part to conduct Flag Raising ceremonies around the country, so that people remember the true meaning of Memorial Day: To honor those brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the U.S. Military.”

Following the flag raising ceremony, a moment of silence was held to honor those who have passed in the line of duty.

“Memorial Day is a day to reflect on and remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom of our beautiful country,” said Ron Wanek, Founder and Chairman, Ashley Furniture Industries. “As small token of appreciation to these heroes, Ashley is honored to host a nationwide Flag Raising Ceremony to remind all those in attendance that our fallen heroes will always be remembered.”

Ashley Furniture would like to wish everyone a safe Memorial Day weekend.

Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc.(Ashley) feels that every person deserves more value for their money. Established in 1945, Ashley is the largest manufacturer of home furnishings in the world, and was recently named one of America’s Best Employers by Forbes in 2017. From design through fulfillment, Ashley is committed to delivering the world’s best home furnishing values, selection and service, and earning the loyalty and trust of its customers every day. Visit Ashley online at and like Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. on Facebook.

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