Maltese Cross is one of the most admirable by some and rejected by others crosses in the world.
It is universally agreed that the four arms of the Cross stand for the four Cardinal Virtues
It is symbol of protection and 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.
The eight points also symbolize the eight obligations or aspirations of the knights: