What Is an Army Shadow Box?


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An army shadow box is a special wall-mounted display case used to commemorate military service. Each box is designed both to protect and to show off military achievements and awards.

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The shadow box is often custom designed to fit the items a soldier wishes to display. A common shadow box design is a triangular-folded, flag-shaped partition at the top or bottom that has shelves, partitions and mounts for smaller military memorabilia. A glass-topped lid either fits securely on the box or is hinged from the top. Once memorabilia has been secured inside, the top is closed and the whole box mounted on a wall. Shadow box owners usually include a folded American flag, formal medals and military challenge coins, as well as other personal memorabilia.

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