Rather then frame the flag with a signed photo or just by itself, I was looking for some object related to the mission that would accent as well as tell a story about a flag that made the journey to the Moon. I think I found just such an item that's inclusion has done justice to the flag.
Recently, Chris Calle, of Calle Art, and I were having a discussion on the subject of Chris's father, Paul Calle, and the fact that Paul was the only artist allowed in with the Apollo 11 crew during the final preparations prior to the mission launch.
Paul Calle was one of the initial members of the NASA Art Program as well as the artist who designed the US Postal Service's 1969 "The First Man on the Moon" stamp.
It was during my conversation with Chris that the idea of mounting one of Paul Calle's pencil drawings of Apollo 11's Buzz Aldrin saluting the flag while on the lunar surface came to fruition.
Chris had one of Paul's color pencil drawings of Buzz and the flag on an over-sized postal cover. The 7"x 9" cover that also included the famous 1969 postage stamp that was canceled on the day of the lunar landing as well as the day the stamp was released to the public. By mounting both the flag and the cover together in a red, white and blue matting, I was able to create a display that linked the United States as well as our flag, as a symbol of our nation, and Mankind's 1st landing on the Moon.