We have so many people coming into our showroom and see our Grandfather’s war medals framed with photos of them proudly wearing their uniform and other keepsake items they collected or earned during their time serving for our country. The comment is always the same “we should bring Dad’s medals in to be framed” or “we should frame Grandpop’s medals instead of keeping them in a draw”. Unless you are gifting the medals to someone, its not something people usually frame simply because they don’t think of it or its one of those things that you are going to do at some point but never get around to it. If you are one of those people, read on, as we explain why it is important to frame and preserve war medals and memorabilia, what war medal framing is, how to go about getting medals framed and some helpful information that will help your honour yours or your relatives service to their country.
From a historic point of view, its very important to preserve war medals and other military memorabilia in a frame for future generations. Leaving this kind of memorabilia sitting in a draw for years will eventually deteriorate the items, sometimes beyond repair. By framing yours or your relatives war memorabilia you are firstly preserving the actual memorabilia itself from harmful materials that may discolour or deteriorate the actual items or even from damage by being put in a draw or closet with other items placed on top of it. Secondly, you are ensuring that it is preserved for future generations so they can appreciate the sacrifice of their relatives and have a piece of history to pass on, well into the future.
War medal framing is exactly as it sounds, a frame to display medals given for serving a country during times of war. The type we tend to see the most are medals from the first and second world wars. Framing these medals on their own looks very impressive but to give further impact we recommend trying to find a photo of the veteran in uniform to put with the medals. It gives a face to the brave and heroic sacrifices that the person made for his or her country. We also suggest including in the frame any other pieces of memorabilia (if any) from the war. For example, my Pop always kept his dog tags, a ring that he made while serving in the middle east and patches off his uniform. All these little things combined with his medals and photo come together to tell a story of the sacrifice and the experience that he would have had during his time in active combat. We can also organise an engraved plaque to add at the bottom of your frame that could include information like the Rank, Name, Service Number, Battalion etc. These are completely made to order so you can include as much or as little information as you like. If you are having trouble finding information for the plaque, please ask us as we may be able to help you out with this, depending on the country the veteran served with. If you are a little stuck or confused as to what to include in the frame, we suggest collecting anything you may wish to include and bring it along to our showroom. We will go through all your options and work out the best layout for you and then you can decide from there what you want to include.
If you are wanting more information or have questions regarding your relatives war medals, or information on how to claim previously unclaimed medals from the Australian Government, are unsure where and how to purchase replica medals, would like to find your relatives war records, or would like to mount your war medals on a wearable bar, Portfolio Picture Framers can help you! Come in and see Travis who takes an interest in anything wartime and he can give you all the information you need to find what you are looking for or even help you find information on your relatives that you may have not known even existed!
So if you are considering war medal framing Perth, Portfolio Picture Framers offer a free, no obligation consultation and quote. We can help you create the perfect tribute frame to honour and remember the sacrifice an