scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 267
Origin of the Maltese Cross The Maltese Cross is a symbol of protection-a badge of honor Its story is hundreds of years old When a courageous band of crusaders known as the Knights of St John fought the Saracens for possession of the Holy Land they encountered a new weapon unknown to European warriors It was a simple but horrible device of war it wrought excruciating pain and agonizing death upon the brave fighters of the Cross The Saracens weapon was fire As the Crusaders advanced on the walls of the city they were attacked by glass bombs containing naphtha When they became saturated with the highly flammable liquid the Saracens hurled a flaming tree into their midst Hundreds of Knights were burned alive Others risked their lives to save their brothers in arms from dying painful deaths Thus these men became the first fire fightersand the first of a long list of courageous Fire Fighters Their heroic efforts were recognized by fellow Crusaders who awarded each hero with a badge of honor-a cross similar to the one Fire Fighters wear today Since the Knights of St John lived for nearly four centuries on a little island in the Mediterranean Sea named Malta the Cross became known as the Maltese Cross The Maltese Cross is a symbol of protection It means that the fire fighter that wears this Cross is willing to lay down his life just as the Crusaders sacrificed their lives for their fellow men so many years ago The Maltese Cross is a Fire Fighters Badge of Courage a ladder-rung away from death
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA