Hello everyone, I am new to the forum and excited to be here. I have an Ensign #9 that has been in my family for 74 years. My father served in WWII as part of the 9th Infantry Division . He enlisted in 1940 and served until August 1945. He was in North Africa then sent to England to prepare for Operation Overlord. He landed on Utah Beach with the 9th ID it was there that he said he took the Ensign from one of the landing craft on the beach. The Ensign is marked "US ENS 9" and has 48 stars and 4 grommets. it seems to be wool batting. It has a nice aged patina and some spots that seem to be soot. Save for a few small holes, it is in very good condition given it is at least 74 years old. I will post some pictures as soon as I am able. I would like to have it preserved and if possible, framed for display at home, but not sure what resources to use. Given it's significance to me, I don't want to go trust it to a frame store. Any recommendations would be appreciated, At Remagen, He was awarded the Silver Star for carrying two wounded GI's from the bridge under heavy fire and rendering aid until they could be evacuated.