Dedication Plaque is the perfect way to show your gratitude to our military personnel. Let 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 or brass, are skillfully and delicately engraved with intricate details and words of choice.
Words are very powerful to express one’s thoughts or appreciation to a person or organization. Express yourself freely. There are no concrete guidelines on how to write dedication on a military plaque. But being in the industry for over 20 years, let us give you an 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 +In writing the name, include the rank and call sign, if there is one. Take highly note of the abbreviation, spelling and capitalization.
2) Organization Name +It can be the name of the department, battalion, squadron or team.
3) Date +For Award Plaque – Write the name of date of recognition
For Retirement and Going Away – Write the dates of service period
For Memorial Plaque – Write the birth date and day of death
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