Good retirement plaque inscriptions usually start with "In Appreciation of," "Awarded to," or "In Recognition of," followed by the name of the retiree. Phrases of appreciation such as "In recognition for many years of dedicated service" or "Retired with distinction" may likewise be inscribed.
Retirement plaque inscriptions are customizable with retirement quotes and wishes for a more personal touch. For example, the quote "After climbing the mountain, you can finally enjoy the view" can be inscribed on the plaque to make it more meaningful.
The wording on retirement plaques also depends on who is giving the plaque to the retiree. Plaques from a company tend to be formal and straightforward, whereas plaques from co-workers, friends or family are generally humorous and sentimental.