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Learn About Military Traditions

There is still a high large number of citizens serving as soldiers today. This is one of the most honorable professions currently and it is based on three core things, which are sacrifice, service and discipline. There are a lot of traditions that have been developed in the military, some of which you may not even know of. In this article, we are going to learn the basics of some of these traditions.

Our first tradition is the use of challenge coins. The history of the challenge coin dates back to World War 1, where an American fighter pilot had to prove his identity to the French, which he did using a coin that had the American unit insignia on it. Today a lot of soldiers have taken a liking to colleting challenge coins. Challenge coins are also gifted by the president to show his appreciation for special guests.

Secondly, Marine Amtrac crews do not eat apricots. A lot of soldiers believe in superstitions. The marine have believed in this for very many years seeing as there was an enemy attack in Vietnam every time somebody opened or ate apricots.

We will also learn the basics of a tradition known as blood pinning. This is a rather brutal tradition that has seen the test of time. This tradition is practised each time a soldier is promoted, as other soldiers take turns punching in his new badge into his chest, to the point of bleeding. Since the whole issue of making other soldiers bleed is not agreeable with most of the population, soldiers today are opting for less brutal traditions.

We will also learn the basics of the military tradition practised before a wedding. If you intend to marry anyone in the military, then you should be ready for a light spanking, with a sword. This is the military’s way of welcoming you into the family.

We will also learn the basics of military soaking. This tradition is practised each time a soldier comes to the end of his or her service. Your service will be celebrated by other soldiers as they drench you in water. You can also be soaked in other drinks such as champagne.

We will also learn the basics of lard covered monument climbing in the military. This tradition is practised by naval midshipmen all over, who climb a twenty-one-foot monument to replace their first-year hats with upperclassmen hats. Upperclassmen keep this tradition interesting by covering the monument with lard and asking all the first years to go at it once.