Here are the top 10 military traditions that need a lot of explaining to your civilian family members.
USS Cole Memorial Ceremony
The crew aboard USS Cole (DDG 67) pauses from their duties to honor the fallen during a ceremony to memorialize the Oct. 12, 2000 attack on their ship. At the podium, Cmdr. Dennis Farrell, commanding officer USS Cole (DDG 67), gives his remarks regarding the terrorist attack on the guided-missile destroyer. Cole, homeported in Norfolk, Va., is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy video by Petty Officer 2nd Class John Herman/Released)