Dedication Plaques are the perfect way to show your gratitude to our military personnel. Have them feel appreciated for the service that they have done for every individual and for the love of our country with our dedication plaques.
Our plaques, made out of kiln-dried solid mahogany wood and brass, are skillfully and delicately engraved with intricate details and your words of choice.
Words powerfully express your thoughts and appreciation for a person or organization. Express yourself freely. There are no concrete guidelines on how to write dedication on a military plaque. But as we have been writing and making military going away plaques for over 20 years, let us give you advice on what and how to write a dedication for a plaque.
Basic Elements of a Dedication Plaque
Helpful Guidelines to Design Your Unique Plaque
1) Name +Write the name including the rank and call sign (if applicable)
*Please observe proper capitalization, abbreviation and spelling
2) Organization Name +It can be the name of the department, battalion, squadron or team.
3) Date +For Award Plaque – Write the date of the recognition ceremony
For Retirement and Going Away – Write the dates of service period
For Memorial Plaque – Write the birth date and day of death
You can also write their most remarkable contribution.
4) Quote +It can be the favorite phrase or motto of the recipient, or the department’s slogan.
Sample slogans of the military department:
- Air Force
- Integrity First
- Service Before Self
- Excellence in All We Do (Unofficial)
- Army Strong
- Army of One
- Be all you can be
- Coast Guard
- Semper Paratus (Always Ready)
- Semper Fi, Semper Fidelis (Always Faithful)
- Once A Marine, Always a Marine
- The Few, The Proud, The Marines
- Fair Winds and Following Seas
- Honor, Courage, Commitment
- Non Sibi Sed Patriel (Not for self, but country)
- Air Force
5) Complement +Express your gratitude and appreciation. Think of a best way to describe the person or organization. You can also write his most remarkable contribution.
For military memorial plaques, ideas on wordings can be derived from the comrades’, family’s or friends’ description of the deceased person.
“RAT R P”
Presented to MSG MCAFEE, In appreciation for your dedication to the 245th Maintenance Company
For all your hand work and dedication, Thank you. Good luck and semper fidelis. “Field Day is a field day, Ya understand?”
Worldwide Protective Services Thank you for your service and dedication while serving Task Order 3
From the staff of the 854TH en bn. For your dedication and outstanding service. Feb 2010 to Aug 2012