Beautiful Additions to Patriotic Memorials
Memorial flag display cases are designed to be beautiful additions to funerals or other memorial service and then made part of a permanent memorial tribute in a private residence or even a public building. While most memorial flag display cases may be mounted to a wall, some burial flag cases are more suitable placed on a mantle or in a table display. Larger memorial flag display cases, particularly those which include a “shadowbox” or additional area to feature medals, patches, pins, or memorabilia can weigh in at upwards of 30 pounds when filled, so caution should be taken when wall mounting these models of memorial flag display cases.
Any government issued burial flag should fit in any of the standard burial flag cases sold today. To assure your memorial is perfect, your flag should be folded according to strict, historic traditions. The typical memorial flag measures 5′ x 9.5′, however flag sizes do vary. Commemorative flags typically measure 3′ x 5′ or 4′ x 6′. Memorial flag display cases are designed to fit one size or the other – give or take an inch or 2, so it is important when choosing your case to know the size of the flag you have selected to go into a memorial flag display case.
It is common to display memorial flag display cases on walls, and, accordingly, wall mounting kits are included with all memorial flag display cases. Also, many people wanting to memorialize special veterans decide to display their memorial flag display cases on pedestals that, by elevating the flag and flag case, focus the attention to the flag. There are also cremation flag case pedestals, which are crafted to hold a full set of cremation ashes. These cremation pedestals allow the flag case memorial to be more than just a tribute, but also the final resting place of the individual.
Whether their ultimate destination is on a wall or a pedestal, memorial flag display cases are the perfect compliment to the more than 600,000 flags that are presented to the families of American military veterans each year. (The United States is the only country in the world that traditionally gives the nation’s flag to each family of a deceased military veteran.)
Memorial flag display cases are typically are made of strong hearty wood that is sure to last the ages. Most memorial flag display cases are made of oak, walnut or mahogany, and they come with a glass or clear front so the flag can be seen as part of a memorial. These display cases generally come with engraved metal or brass plates on which the special memorial words can be displayed.
Memorial flag display cases do not have to be used exclusively for memorial services or to honor deceased veterans. They also are commonly used as part of flag retiring ceremonies or to permanently display any of the 250,000 flags that are flown briefly over government buildings to commemorate birthdays, honors and other special achievements each year. No matter what their use, memorial flag display cases are a great way to display, preserve and protect cherished, patriotic memories.