Military tradition is based on several centuries of honor and discipline, and has been imparted on each military personnel that has graced over the age-long existence. Year after year, new batches of fresh graduates from military academies begin a new frontier as soldiers. Each day as well, new veterans formally step down from active duty and also begin a new frontier as non-commissioned soldiers, living among civilians, enjoying a much more relaxed stated of living.
In stepping down from the service that a veteran has endured and enjoyed, a military retirement gift is going to be one of the best reminders of his life’s service to the protection of his state.
Retirement gifts could be generically crafted as mementos such as blankets, pillows, mugs, plaques, guns, and maybe even watches and fountain pens, each with a personalized engraving of the name, designation and rank of the retiree. However, there is also the option of making the retirement gift more specific. What make retirement gifts colorful in this career are the varied branches of the armed forces.
Each specific armed forces branch has its own specialized brand of military service and has its own way of distinguishing itself from the others. The type of retirement gifts would also be different in each branch as it would denote the uniqueness of that branch’s military tradition.
The Different Branches
There are basically four basic fields for the armed forces such as the Marines, Navy, Air Force, and the Army. These denote specific specializations for Amphibious, Sea, Air, and Land operations. Within these, more specialized and specific sub branches are made for a higher level of combat operations such as Green Berets, Snipers, Rangers, Airborne, Navy SEALs, and the like. Each of these categories boast its own identity as being the best among the best, and each veteran coming from each of these fields would definitely want something not less than what is best as they retire from active duty.
Retirement gifts for Navy retirees would have more of a Navy Feel to the souvenir if the object or thing would be about Boats, Gunships, or any part that would relate to these. The same goes for Air Force retirees, which would most appropriately be related to airplanes, bombs, a propeller, or the like. As for the ground forces, miniature scaled models of tanks, jeep, artillery, or guns make up most of the given retirement gifts.
What makes all these different branches come together though is a common gift given to all retiring personnel. This specific retirement gift not only holds all the information on the identity of such a retiree but also is imbibed with the honor and prestige of being in the armed forces itself known as a military ring.
This ring may just be an ordinary flashy piece of jewelry worn by people, but for the military, this is one of the most honor-distinguishing object other than a medal and formal recognition. This not only makes as a perfect retirement gift, but also a very valuable one in terms of being brought anywhere with the retiree.
Military again is based on honor and discipline, and until such time that a military man has already served his country, he would most definitely want to continue his pride and prestige in being part of the military workforce, with a military retirement gift such as a ring or a memorabilia.