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Learn About Military Traditions

Though the number of soldiers has reduced since the war ended, there is still a significant large number of them still in service. 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 lo of traditions in the military that a lot of people still do not know about. This article seeks to help the reader learn the basics of some these traditions.

Our first tradition is the use of challenge coins. The challenge coin has been around for very many years as much as many people know nothing about it since it was first used by an American fighter pilot to prove his identity to the French soldiers. Today, soldiers collect challenge coins as you would collect pins. Challenge coins are also used to show appreciation and the president gifts them to honorable guests.

We will also learn the basics behind Marine Amtrac crews not eating 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.

Thirdly, we will learn the basics of blood pinning, yet another tradition. This is one of the most brutal traditions in the military. When one is promoted and issued with a new badge, other soldiers take turn punching the badge into your chest until you bleed. 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.

Fourthly, we will learn the basics of military traditions before weddings. Civilians who marry into the military are spanked lightly with a sword after tying the knot. Accepting this spank is the only way you will be allowed to become part of them because soldiers see themselves as one 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. Other soldiers will celebrate your service by drenching you in water. If you ae lucky however, you can have drinks other than water soaking you.

Next, we learn the basics of lard covered monument climbing. Midshipmen are required to climb a monument and replace their first-year hats with upperclassmen hats. This sounds easy enough, except that the upperclassmen have the monument covered in a thick coat of lard and ask the naval academy shipmen to climb the monument all at once.