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February 17, 2014
The Maltese Cross
As delivered by Marvin Owen
Travis G. Lindsey Memorial
January 31, 2014


The Maltese Cross is the traditional badge of the firefighter and is a badge of honor, as well as a symbol of protection. Its story dates back to 4th Century A. D. and tells of the courageous crusaders, the Knights of St. John, who lived on a little island called Malta in the Mediterranean Sea. They were compelled to drive out the infidels called Saracens that occupied Jerusalem and the Holy Land.

When the crusaders approached the City wall of the Holy Land, they were confronted with a new and deadly device of war that caused excruciating pain and agonizing death … that weapon was fire.

From the City wall, the Saracens launched glass bombs that contained Naphta, a highly flammable liquid. Once the Crusaders were saturated with the flammable liquid, the enemies hurled flaming torches into the ranks. Hundreds of the Knights were burned alive; others risked their lives to save their burning brothers from dying painful and fiery deaths.

These men became our first firefighters and the first of a long list of courageous firefighters. For their heroic efforts, they were awarded a badge of honor by fellow crusaders, similar to the Maltese Cross that firefighters wear today.

The Maltese Cross is a symbol of protection, it means that the firefighter wearing the cross is willing to lay down his or her life for others just as the Crusaders sacrificed their lives for their fellow man so many years ago.

It is the firefighters' badge of honor, signifying they work with courage, just a step or a ladder rung away from death.
February 05, 2014
Dear Lindsey Family,
I was sorry to learn of the loss of your dad. I really enjoyed working with him through the years. Trav was a man of many great attributes, who I admired,
and was one of Glendale's best.
May God bless you with His comfort & peace.
Tim Thome
February 03, 2014
It was an honor to work with Captain Lindsey. Always had a great smile and a sense of humor. He was an outstanding leader and like to challenge his crew to be smart, aggressive firefighters. He was one of the "Noble Breed"! God Bless you Travis, see you in Heaven!
January 31, 2014







What a great inspiration for a new firefighter or a seasoned veteran. I'm sure he is smiling down us form the big firehouse in the sky.
January 30, 2014
It was a pleasure to work with Travis over the years. His easy going way and great sense of humor made being at work a good day. I will remember him with great fondness.
January 30, 2014
I worked with Travis for many years, he was a great mentor and role model. Thanks Trav for your friendship and leadership. We need more, not fewer, men like you in this world. God Bless and we'll see you on the other side!
January 26, 2014
Lindsey family: May God wrap his loving arms around each of you during this time of sorrow. I will miss my cousin Travis and all the domino games we played. What an awesome man!
January 26, 2014
Lindsey Family.
Our deepest condolences in the passing of Travis. He was a good friend and wonderful neighbor. We will miss him. Sincerely, Jim & Marie Smiley

Jim & Marie Smiley
January 24, 2014
Marriage of Travis G. Lindsey & Catherine Therese Queyrel in Glendale CA
January 23, 2014
Please send donations to:
Firefighters Quest For Burn Survivors
1146 N. Central Ave. #398
Glendale, California 91202

Phone (714) 306-6671
Email firefightersquest@yahoo.com

Website http://firefightersquest.org

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