Common Military Traditions
A lot of people have dedicated their lies to serving their countries as soldiers. Becoming a soldier is one of the most honorable professions currently and it is based on sacrifice, discipline and service. 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.
We are first going to learn the basics of challenge coins, which is a tradition that has seen very many years in the force. 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 a lot of soldiers have taken a liking to colleting challenge coins. Challenge coins are also used to show appreciation and the president gifts them to honorable guests.
Another tradition we seek to learn the basics of is that of the Marine Amtrac crews not eating apricots. A lot of soldiers believe in superstitions. This tradition dates back to a war in Vietnam when there was an attack each time anybody opened or ate apricots.
Next, we are going to learn the basics of blood pinning, another common tradition in the military. 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.
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.
In this article, we will also learn the basics of soaking in the military. This tradition is reserved for those who retire. 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.
We are also going to learn the basics of lard covered monument climbing, which is a tradition that has been practised by the military for a very long time. This tradition is mainly for naval academy midshipmen, who are required to climb a monument and 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.