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Award Plaque Wording Made Easy

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Words sometimes don't come easily when trying to figure out what to say on a plaque. Fortunately - if you stick to some basics, the task of composing a concise and meaningful message is not all that hard. Here is our formula:

1) Who is giving the plaque? (Johnson City Fire Department)

2) Who is receiving the plaque? (Dan McHenry)

3) What is the plaque for? (recognition and appreciation of 10 years of service)

4) When is the plaque presented? (August 23, 2009)

With this information in hand, a typical plaque inscription might read:

Presented To

Dan McHenry

In Recognition and Appreciation Of Your Ten Years Of Tireless and Dedicated Service To The Department

Johnson City Fire Department August 23, 2009

By simply answering 4 basic questions, you will have the bulk of what you need to say on your plaque!!!!!! As an additional service to our customers, FireAwards has some helpful information and lists including some common words used in award presentations, A Thesaurus of Award Terms, and Actual Award Message Examples, all of which can be found in our Engraving Information Section.

Finally, once you've got a handle on what you want to say on your plaque, be sure to spell check everything. It only takes a minute, and since Engraving once done, can not be erased, it can save you the cost and aggravation of replacing your award. Of course, if a spelling error occurs on our end - we will correct it immediately at no charge.

Before you decide which plaque to buy, read our Firefighters Plaque Buyers Guide for firefighter plaque comparisons, features, buying tips, & more information. is your source for the very best in Firefighter Recognition Awards and Gifts. We take pride in serving not only Fire Departments, but Police and EMS Squads with great service and reasonably priced quality awards and products. Make your next Award Presentation a HIT with the help of

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