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Forum topic by interpim posted 11-04-2011 08:35 PM 2420 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-04-2011 08:35 PM

Hiya all… I’m in a bit of a conundrum on how to come up with a pleasing display for my Flag that was flown over USS Constitution, and it’s accompanying certificate.

The certificate is on an 8.5×11 paper, and the flag is a smaller one, folded measuring 9” on the short sides and 13” across the long side.

How the flag is oriented in the display isn’t really that important to me, but the certificate has to be facing the correct direction for reading. My dilemma comes in where I can’t figure out how to fit these two items together into a display and make it look nice. The flag is 2” thick, and the paper is considerably less LOL, so there are a few problems with that.

Can anyone offer up some suggestions on how to configure this and make it look nice?

-- San Diego, CA

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#1 posted 11-04-2011 09:07 PM

This is how I did it. It is 1-3/4” deep. The red “matting” is just spraypainted hardboard backing. There is a large cavity behind the certificate but what do ya do. If you want more specific details feel free to ask.

-- Building quality in a throw away world.

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#2 posted 11-06-2011 06:16 AM

Try this for your flag and cert.

Where you satationed in SD Sir? I retire in Dec after 20 years. Good luck and I am jealous you got a flag fron the Constitution.

-- Chief Petty Officer USN(RET) 1991-2011

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#3 posted 11-07-2011 04:00 PM

I am stationed in SD.
As far as the flag cert itself, it’s oriented so that the long side is up and down, So I am going to end up with a lot of blank space on the left/right side of the certificate if I build an area directly under the flag.

As far as getting a flag from Constitution, all it takes is a trip up there and $40. I’m sure if you contacted them, they could probably mail one out to you for a small fee. When you buy the flag, they’ll run it up, salute, and run it back down. If you ever do get a chance to make it up there, the tour is awesome, and the crew is very knowledgeable.

-- San Diego, CA

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