Honoring the Fallen

Preserving Military Flags and Medals
By Rosenbaum Framing

One of the most powerful moments at any military funeral is the presentation of the American flag to the family members or loved ones of the deceased service member.  Most military members are familiar with this custom, which is part of the military funeral honors.  At a military funeral, a United States flag is draped over the veteran’s casket to recognize and honor their military service.  After Taps is played, military members then fold the flag into a symbolic tri-cornered shape.  The folding itself is important.  The flag will fold 13 times on the triangles, which symbolizes the original 13 colonies.  In addition, the resulting triangle shape brings to mind the tri-cornered hat worn by the original American Revolutionaries.  Once folded, the only thing visible on the flag will be a blue field with stars on it.  The flag is then presented to a family member or loved one.

If you have received a military flag after the death of a loved one, our framing shop in Boca can help you preserve that flag.   At Rosenbaum Framing, we understand that flag framing differs from the normal framing or shadow-boxing project.  While appearance is important, because you will probably want to display the flag, it is also very important to show the flag the reverence and respect that your loved one earned through their service.  We take that obligation very seriously, and treat every military flag with the respect it deserves.

We also know that there are almost as many ways to showcase a military flag as there are varieties of people in the military.  Some people prefer a traditional approach, which is a wood frame around only the flag, which may or may not include a commemorative plaque in the design.  Others prefer a shadowbox that contains the flag, but may also contain medals, photographs, or certificates.  What many people do not realize is that our custom framing professionals are also design specialists.  Bring in your flag along with the materials you want to feature with it; we can create a design to capture the feeling you want to commemorate your loved one.




Stacey Moss

Author: Stacey Moss

Stacey Moss is a trained artist who has been custom framing for more than 27 years. She excels at finding the perfect moulding to complement whatever is being framed, and she treats every piece she frames as though it were a priceless piece of fine art. If it's valuable to our client, it's valuable to her.