The Maltese Cross has appeared in recorded history since the Crusades, when the Knights of St. John fought for possession of the Holy Land. They encountered a new weapon they had never seen before-fire! They became the first recorded fire-fighters, and the Maltese Cross has been a symbol of protection for firefighters even today. Many countries of the world use the Maltese Cross as a symbol of one who lives to the highest standards in their actions and in their values, a sign of courage! Our Maltese Cross plaque is the perfect choice to honor someone who has given years of service to their community in firefighting, or perhaps to someone who has gone above and beyond to help someone in need or rescue someone in danger. When you want to say thank you, to express gratitude, put your message on this plaque. It's made from premium rosewood, finished to a high piano-finish luster. You can have it personalized for free, and it comes ready to hang on the wall at home or station. At the Executive Gift Shoppe we know about providing the highest levels of service, too, so we can happily offer you our complete Satisfaction and Performance Guarantee!