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Information about Custom-design Wooden Plaques


Custom-made unique and world-class plaques!

The reason why we are ahead of our competitors is that our plaques are made of 100% mahogany that does not warp over the years. Our craftsmen have the professional skill to carve and paint the plaque following all your specifications. That’s not the end of our service because if you don’t have the design yet, our graphics team will help you make a mock-up and wait for your approval before proceeding to production.

You must see this Strike Fighter Squadron One Four Six (VFA-146) “Blue Diamonds” deployment plaque we make! The plaque matches all the single detail seen on the artwork. The names of the members of the squadron were engraved with the flying aircraft image at the center. Our graphics team enhanced the artwork and when the craftsmen did the carving and painting, everyone in the squadron loved it!

If they love it, you will surely love it too!

Each custom-made wooden plaque is in 3D relief which gives life to the plaque when hung or displayed on walls or podiums or entrance halls of offices, departments, units, or headquarters. These uniquely customized plaques can proudly show people who visit your place the honor of your service without making you say a single word. We can make a plaque of any size. If you want it to be as big as 48” in diameter, then so be it! Want your seal or emblem on your plaque? What about your favorite aircraft or crew ship? Do you want the names of your troops and a sweet dedication wording engraved on it? Do you want it to be shield-shaped or badge-shaped? You can choose from our Pantone color match or wood finish and from our series of plaque shapes.

Whatever design you imagine on your plaque, we can make it!

So, what are you waiting for? guarantee that you will only receive the plaque when it’s perfect because we will ask for your approval prior to delivery. Order turn is two to six weeks, but you can also order express shipping and receive your plaques in two weeks! If we have the plaque in our stock already, we can ship it soon as you approve the delivery.

You can chat us right away on our chat-box at the lower right part of our site. Or you can email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at 1-800-313-1876 or 1-574-968-3856.


Information about badge plaques and seal plaques


Information about badge plaques and seal plaques

We’ve added two badge plaques and two seal plaques to our wide collection of plaques!

It’s so important that you check them now because these plaques might be the one you’re looking for!

If you’re a police officer, firefighter, or sheriff, you must be finding something unique to join your series of memorabilia. What about a plaque replica of your badges or patches? Or your favorite service car with your name engraved on it? Your award turned into a plaque with the wording of your contribution? You can be more creative than what you think! Since offers you custom-made plaques that you can personalize based on your preference, you can now create whatever design you wish.

No worries, if you want help with your design, then our graphics team will assist you to achieve the design you want. Planning to give servicemen or women a one-of-a-kind promotion, recognition, or retirement gift?

You can personalize a dedication plaque for them! You can choose the design, shape, and size of the plaque and our craftsmen will exactly hand-carved it based on your preference.

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However, if your chief personnel, lieutenant, president, or chairman who wants another seal plaque for your department or unit or headquarters, then you can send us your seal or emblem or insignia. You can also customize even a seal plaque! Do you want to award it to someone in the service who is retiring or have accomplished something great? You can add another layer to the plaque for names and dates and dedication wording. We can put an additional brass plate if that’s what you like. If you want another creative design, then we’re always available to help. Just tell us what you want, then we’ll make it real!

Each badge plaque and seal plaque we produce is made of highest quality mahogany. It is handcrafted from carving to finishing giving high attention to details. We guarantee that you will only receive the plaque when it’s perfect.

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We just added National Reconnaissance Office Seal Plaque, Defense Intelligence Agency Seal Plaque, USCG Diving Medical Technician Badge Plaque, and Master Diver Badge Plaque.

Do you want products like this one? You can click “order now” under the product you like or contact us via email or call!


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The Military Veteran

How to throw a military retirement party

The United States has the most comprehensive system of assistance for veterans of any nation in the world. This benefits system traces its roots back to 1636, when the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony were at war with the Pequot Indians. The Pilgrims passed a law which stated that disabled soldiers would be supported by the colony. The mission of caring for veterans traces its roots to benefits administered by the first U.S. Congress in 1789. The country’s recognition of its responsibility followed precedent set by English law and enacted in 1736 by the Pilgrims of colonial America. It read "If any man shall be sent forth as a soldier and shall return maimed, he shall be maintained competently by the colony during his life." The concept of service earned through service has long been part of the American consciousness. It is for this reason that the first U. S. Congress in 1789 passed a law to provide pensions to disabled veterans and their dependents.

The Continental Congress of 1776 encouraged enlistment during the Revolutionary War by providing pensions for soldiers who were disabled. Direct medical and hospital care given to veterans in the early days of the Republic was provided by the individual States and communities. In 1811, the first domiciliary and medical facility for veterans was authorized by the Federal Government. In the 19th century, the Nation's veterans assistance program was expanded to include benefits and pensions not only for veterans, but also their widows and dependents.

In 1818, the Secretary of War assumed the responsibility of administering veterans programs. In 1833, the program was assigned to the Bureau of Pensions. Sixteen years later, this activity was moved from the War Department to the Department of the Interior. During this period there were other agencies providing veterans service. The National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, founded in 1866, provided domiciliary, hospital and medical care for disabled veterans. The Public Health Service, preceded by Marine Hospitals in 1798, provided physical examinations to veterans.

After the Civil War, many State veterans homes were established. Since domiciliary care was available at all State veterans homes, incidental medical and hospital treatment was provided for all injuries and diseases, whether or not of service origin. Indigent and disabled veterans of the Civil War, Indian Wars, Spanish-American War, and Mexican Border period as well as discharged regular members of the Armed Forces were cared for at these homes.

Congress established a new system of veterans benefits when the United States entered World War I in 1917. Included were programs for disability compensation, insurance for servicepersons and veterans, and vocational rehabilitation for the disabled. By the 1920s, the various benefits were administered by three different Federal agencies: the Veterans Bureau, the Bureau of Pensions of the Interior Department, and the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers.

When America entered the war in 1917, Congress provided new benefits, including disability compensation, insurance for servicemen and veterans, a family allotment program for servicemen and vocational rehabilitation for the disabled. All but the vocational rehabilitation programs were administered by the Bureau of War Risk Insurance. The Federal Board of Vocational Education, an independent bureau of the Treasury Department, was charged with providing vocational rehabilitation to persons having a disability incurred, increased or aggravated while a member of the armed forces.

In 1921, Congress established the U. S. Veterans’ Bureau to consolidate the powers, functions and duties of the independent agencies which administered veterans benefits, including some phases of medical care. This organization took over the functions of the Bureau of War Risk Insurance, responsibility for vocational educational education and functions of the Public Health Service that had to do with physical examination and care and treatment of veterans. While the reorganization resolved some of the problems, this still left three agencies administering veterans benefits - the Veterans’ Bureau, the Bureau of Pensions of the Interior Department and the National Homes.

To address this concern Congress established the Veterans Administration on July 21, 1930 to "consolidate and coordinate government activities affecting war veterans." The VA experienced enormous growth near the end of World War II with the return of some 16 million veterans and the passing of the GI Bill and education and housing benefits.

Veterans Administration was established by Congress on July 21, 1930, to incorporate all veterans programs. The bureaus and the home were absorbed by the newly created agency. Brigadier General Frank T. Hines, who directed the Veterans Bureau for seven years, was named as the first Administrator of Veterans Affairs, a job he held until 1945.

The VA health care system has grown from 54 hospitals in 1930, to include 171 medical centers; more than 350 outpatient, community, and outreach clinics; 126 nursing home care units; and 35 domiciliaries. VA health care facilities provide a broad spectrum of medical, surgical, and rehabilitative care. The responsibilities and benefits programs of the Veterans Administration grew enormously during the following six decades. World War II resulted in not only a vast increase in the veteran population, but also in large number of new benefits enacted by the Congress for veterans of the war. The World War II GI Bill, signed into law on June 22, 1944, is said to have had more impact on the American way of life than any law since the Homestead Act more than a century ago. Further educational assistance acts were passed for the benefit of veterans of the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam Era, Persian Gulf War, and the All-Volunteer Force.

In 1973, the Veterans Administration assumed another major responsibility when the National Cemetery System (except for Arlington National Cemetery) was transferred to the Veterans Administration from the Department of the Army. The Agency was charged with the operation of the National Cemetery System, including the marking of graves of all persons in national and State cemeteries (and the graves of veterans in private cemeteries, upon request) as well and administering the State Cemetery Grants Program.

On October 25, 1988, President Reagan signed legislation creating a new federal Cabinet-level Department of Veterans Affairs to replace the Veterans Administration effective March 15, 1989.

At the official establishment on March 15, 1989. President Bush hailed the creation of the new Department saying, "There is only one place for the veterans of America, in the Cabinet Room, at the table with the President of the United States of America."

As the 14th department in the executive branch, VA absorbed the activities of the government’s largest independent agency. With nearly 240,000 employees, the Department of Veterans Affairs ranks second in size to the Department of Defense . The new department retains the VA structure of three major program areas - health care, benefits and cemeteries.

Custom Design Plaques for Police, Firefighters and Sheriff

Custom Design Plaques for Police, Firefighters and Sheriff is extremely grateful to everyone who serve the country and communities. You deserve to be given the most unique and highest quality gifts and awards! That’s why we do our best to produce only the world-class police and firefighter plaques for the police officers, firefighters, and any service members.

We can turn any police department, firefighters’ department, and sheriff’s office seals or emblem into a plaque! Since our plaques are hand-carved, all the details are accurately engraved. Your department seal plaques can be in different size too starting from 10” to 36” in diameter or depending on what you preferred. Can you see those plaques hang on the entrance halls of different police and firefighter departments in various states and locals? If you see them amazing, then we are the ones who done them!

We can recreate your patches and badges into beautiful wooden wall plaques, too! It’s your time to display your patches and badges not only on your uniforms but also on your office or department walls! Do you want to be in natural wood finish or in metallic finish? Do you want to put a nameplate hanging under the badge plaque? We can absolutely make you your dream plaque! Don’t limit your creativity, because if you can imagine it, then we can carve a plaque you would love for years.

If you’re looking for a plaque that you can give to your police, firefighter, or sheriff friend or relative during their promotion and retirement party, then a plaque is a perfect idea. You can customize a unique plaque for them. You can change the design, shape and size. A dedication wording can also be added if you want to put a touchy quote or message to the recipient. All you need to do is be creative! If you can’t think of an idea about the design, don’t worry because our team would gladly help you with it.

We also offer police and firefighters’ desk nameplates and shadow boxes!

Here’s our wide collection of police and firefighter’s plaques we made over the years. If you can’t find the seal, emblem, or the design you want, you can email us the photo at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Military Plaque | Government Plaque | State Plaque | Custom Made to Order

Price: $112.95


Why settle for plaques made of fake wood and plastic if you can have the highest-quality and world class wooden plaques from us?

Information about Police Department

Rolling Meadows Police Department Plaque

Yes! We make seal plaques for police departments, too! has been making plaques for the military for over 20 years, but guess what? We have added more to our collection! We are now customizing plaques for police departments, universities, and government offices.

This is the plaque we customized for the Rolling Meadows Police Department. This seal plaque is made from the highest quality of mahogany. Every detail in the seal plaque is hand-carved and hand-painted that gives the seal plaque a 3D-look which will surely catch attention when you hung it in your office or podium.

The men and women of the Rolling Meadows Police Department are dedicated to serve and safeguard their community. The entire staff of the police department serves with integrity, honor, and compassion. Their promise to the City of Rolling Meadows is proudly displayed on their uniform and on this seal plaque, which is “Dedicated to Excellence.”

You can also have a seal plaque in your police department! We are customizing plaques of any design and any size. You can freely personalize your plaque by choosing the shape and colors you want. You can also add more text or add your motto if you want and our men will hand-carve every detail for no additional cost!

If you can’t find your police department logo in our gallery, send us your specifications and the design that you want. Contact us today and make an order!


Company Data

American Plaque Company

59810 Cottonwood
Mishawaka, IN 46544

Government Point of Contact

Name: John Morgan

Contact No: 574-807-0026


Toll Free: 1-800-313-1876

Tel: 574-968-3856

Fax: 419-828-5068 (EFAX)

Email: [email protected]

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Legal Business Name: American Plaque Company

Federal Tax ID: 27-2920261

DUNS: 963256842


NAICS Codes321211, 321999, 337211, 337215, 339950

PSC Codes: 7110, 8455, 9905, 9999

FSC Codes: 8455, 9905