Our Crystal Maltese Cross (CRY468) is a free standing plaque that is the perfect award for the valor and dedication of our hard working firefighters. The Maltese cross has long stood as a symbol of the best qualities of our heroic firefighters: honor, courage, and dedication. This award encapsulates all these traits in a very visible way that can be proudly displayed. The history of this Maltese cross symbol goes back several centuries when the Knights of St. John fought against a new weapon designed by the Saracens when they doused the Knights of St. John with a flammable liquid and then threw balls of fire at them. This award is made from a clear crystal material that shines and glistens as it captures ambient light. It shows the shining pride that we have in our firefighters and they have in themselves. This would make an excellent award for exceptional service. The Crystal Maltese Cross award is 6.25 x 7.25 inches in size.