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Big Lots Supports National Veterans Memorial and Museum

Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG), a leading home discount retailer, is collecting donations to benefit the Columbus, Ohio-based National Veterans Memorial and Museum (NVMM) now through Tuesday, May 31, in honor of Memorial Day.

Customers who make a donation of any size when they check out at a Big Lots store nationwide will receive a coupon for $5 off any future purchase of $15 or more.

"Honoring our nation's veterans and their families has always been important to Big Lots and me personally," said Bruce Thorn, president and CEO of Big Lots and NVMM board member. "The National Veterans Memorial and Museum is a place every American should experience, and we feel fortunate that it's located near our headquarters here in Columbus. We are proud to continue to support the work they're doing to ensure the stories and legacies of our nation's service members are shared and remembered for generations to come."

The Big Lots Foundation serves as a corporate sponsor of the NVMM, having donated nearly $3.5 million since 2019. Donations to the NVMM support its goals of unfettered access for all U.S. military veterans and Gold Star Families who have lost an immediate family member while serving, world-class exhibits and story preservation, K-12 education programs, fellowships, public programming, and capital enhancements of the museum. The museum has gained international recognition and was considered one of Architectural Digest's most anticipated buildings of 2018.

"Thank you to Bruce Thorn and his team at Big Lots for another incredible partnership opportunity and to the amazing Big Lots customers who continue to show their love and support of our military veterans by giving to the National Veterans Memorial and Museum," said retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Ferriter, NVMM president and CEO. "The donations made through this program will directly support our mission to honor and positively impact the lives of veterans, their families and our communities by sharing the veteran experience."

Big Lots CEO Bruce Thorn served in the U.S. Army during the Gulf War. He completed the Army's Ranger School and attained the rank of captain before being honorably discharged in 1994.



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