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According to some accounts of naval history and tradition, when a sailor retires and is departing the ship for the last time, it's considered bad luck for the sailor's shadow to touch land before he/she does. Thus, the sailor's shipmates would construct a sturdy box, hand-crafted of the finest materials, in which to display mementos of the sailor's accomplishments -- thereby symbolically creating a "shadow" of the sailor. The box safely contains the sailor's "shadow" until he/she is safely ashore, at which time the shadow box can be given to the sailor in a presentation ceremony.
 

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21-Gun-Salute Pedestal21-Gun-Salute PedestalThe new 21-Gun-Salute Pedestal incorporates 8 military shell casings identical to those used in burial salutes. Our casings can easily be replaced with the actual shell casings (usually 3) from the honors presentation for your veteran. The new 21-Gun-Salute pedestal will complement most of our flag cases. Walnut finish. Dimensions: 6 1/2" x 28" x 2 3/4". Flag case not included (NC-3 sold separatey).
Brass Military Service MedallionBrass Military Service MedallionSolid brass service medallions, 2 1/2 inch diameter, lacquer coating with an antique finish. Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Great Seal, Navy, Marine Corps.
Certificate and Flag Display CasesCertificate and Flag Display CasesCreate a perfect display for your 3' x 5' flag and accompanying certificate or medals. Ideal storage of presentation flags or for flags flown over the Capitol along with certificate. Heirloom Walnut case with glass front with turn button closures on back of both the display and flag case compartments. Dimensions: 17" x 20" x 2 3/8" for 3' x 5' Capitol Flag.
Classic Certificate and Flag Display CaseClassic Certificate and Flag Display CaseHand crafted with solid mahogany For 8.5x11 in. certificate and 3x5 ft. flag For flag flown over Capitol & military certificate Shatter-proof Plexiglas with UV protection Easy to hang on a wall or set standing UPS Ground delivery time: 3 - 7 days.
Classic Shadow Box - For Memorial FlagClassic Shadow Box - For Memorial FlagHand crafted with solid mahogany Displays casket 5x9.5 ft. flag. Fits official BURIAL flag Curved base adds stability and style Shatter-proof Plexiglas panels with UV protection Easy access through the back UPS Ground delivery time: 3 - 7 days.
Classic Shadow Box - For Smaller FlagClassic Shadow Box - For Smaller FlagHand crafted with solid mahogany Displays 3x5 ft. flag Curved base adds stability and style Shatter-proof Plexiglas panels with UV protection Easy access through the back UPS Ground delivery time: 3 - 7 days.
Colonial Shadow Box - For Smaller FlagColonial Shadow Box - For Smaller FlagHand crafted with solid mahogany Displays 3x5 ft. flag Large display area Shatter-proof Plexiglas panels with UV protection Easy access through the back UPS Ground delivery time: 3 - 7 days.
Etched Color Military Service and Specialty MedallionEtched Color Military Service and Specialty Medallion**NEW** Etched Color Medallions are vibrantly colored and are 2 inches in diameter. They are available for your choice of military service branch or specialty – including Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Great Seal, Volunteer Fire Fighter, Fire Department, Auto Victory, Golf, Cross, Star of David, and more. These medallions are either embossed, Litho printed or etched enamel on brass.
Federal Shadow Box - For Memorial FlagFederal Shadow Box - For Memorial FlagHand crafted with solid mahogany Displays casket 5x9.5 ft. flag. Fits official BURIAL flag Elegantly crafted brass stars Shatter-proof Plexiglas panels with UV protection Easy access through the back UPS Ground delivery time: 3 - 7 days.
Federal Shadow Box - For Smaller FlagFederal Shadow Box - For Smaller FlagHand crafted with solid mahogany Displays 3x5 ft. flag Elegantly crafted brass stars Plexiglas panels with UV protection Easy access through the back UPS Ground delivery time: 3 - 7 days.
Flag Case StandFlag Case StandTri-Column Flag Case Stand. Solid wood with black matte finish. Desgined to display up to two flag cases. Removable extension allows angled viewing of flag case. 38" high with extension.
Heritage Flag CaseHeritage Flag CaseThe "Heritage" flag case has been selected by every branch of our Armed Forces for the families of our fallen servicemen and women. Made in America from solid Walnut, this flag case is beautifully finished and includes your choice of medallion as shown on the front of the case. This case will house the standard casket flag (5' x 9 1/2') . The case opens from the front with a hinged lid and has a hidden magnetic closure and dust seal to preserve your flag. A Velcro™ insert in your military service color choice (Red, Blue, Black) is included to mount items as well as a black-on-brass engraving plate WITH FREE ENGRAVING. You may specify up to 4 lines of engraving and up to 38 characters per line. This case is also wall mountable. When checking out use the comment section of the order form to tell us which medallion you want on the front of your case (Great Seal of the United States, Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard) and the color insert (Red, Blue, Black) for inside the case. I
Large Military Shadow Box Display CaseLarge Military Shadow Box Display CaseThese Large Military Shadow Box Display Cases are hand crafted with an acrylic front and hinged door with cam lock closure. Shipped with all three (Black, Blue, and Red) colored Velcro friendly inserts with tape and mounting instructions. Flag Bars are also included to configure to hold either 5' x 9 1/2' or 3' x 5' standard flags. Includes Wall Buddies hanging system for secure attachment to wall. Made in America. Excellent quality. Inside dimensions: 23 1/2" x 26 1/2 " x 2 3/4".
Medal Display CaseMedal Display CaseMedal display case with a walnut finish. Glass front allows view of black Velcro- friendly insert. Velcro tape and instructions for easy mounting. Opens from the back with turn button closure. Made in America using quality materials. Outside dimensions: 26" x 6" x 4-1/4". Designed to complement our NC-1, NC-3, NC-4, NC-15, and NC-16 Flag Cases. Flag case and pedestal base sold separately.
Memorial Pedestal UrnMemorial Pedestal UrnOur "Memorial" pedestal urn available in cherry or oak finish has a 225 cubic inch capacity accessed through a removable bottom panel. Product is exclusively made to complement the "Memorial" flag case (Item No.NC-90-C or NC-90-O). Includes Black on Brass engraving plate and FREE ENGRAVING. You may specify up to 4 lines of engraving and up to 38 characters per line. Outside dimensions: 27-1/2" x 3" x 5-7/8". Flag case ghosted out and not included.
Pedestal UrnPedestal UrnOur Pedestal/Urn was created to serve as a finishing piece to balance the NC-3. With its removable bottom panel, it also serves as an urn with 225 cubic inches of capacity. Finished in Heirloom Walnut. Includes Black on Brass engraving plate and FREE ENGRAVING. You may specify up to 4 lines of engraving and up to 38 characters per line. Made in America. Outside dimensions: 27-1/2" x 3" x 5-7/8". Designed to complement the NC-1, NC-3, NC-4, NC-15, NC-16, and NC-2 Flag Cases. Flag case not included.
Retirement & Memorial Flag CaseRetirement & Memorial Flag CaseThis solid pine wood case has a sliding glass front and holds a standard 9 x 5 1/2 retirement or casket flag.

 Historically, when a sailor would join a ship's crew, he would join that ship for his entire career. During the sailor's voyages to ports of call around the world, he would collect many trinkets, souvenirs, and reminders of his travels. Naturally, as space aboard ship was at a premium, these items tended to be small. When the sailor piped ashore for the last time, his shipmates saw to it that a special ceremonial box was constructed for him. The box would hold all the possessions that had been collected during those many voyages, a and would simultaneously symbolize the sailor's career and time aboard ship.
 
 Ideally, a shadow box serves not only as a reminder of achievements and accomplishments, but also as a summation, a culmination, of a career. A shadow box should enable a stranger glancing at its contents to gain a substantial understanding of the owner's past service and achievements.