This is a question that has been asked many times before. Why should you tell kids about war and military conflicts? After all, war is all about violence and aggression right?
War History Makes For A Better Future
If you do not learn from the past, you are doomed to repeat it. I am sure that you have heard this about a million times and it holds true.
If you look at the military conflicts that have occurred in the past, I mean really look at them, you can see where mistakes were made. Mistakes that ultimately led to huge conflicts.
By studying the past, you can learn the lessons without repeating the cost. This is particularly important for the young leaders out there.
War History Makes Us Thankful
In addition to providing for a brighter future, studying conflicts of the past also teaches us to be thankful. The generations before us gave up much to secure freedom.
It is a shame that so much of the youth in this country lacks gratitude. They think that they deserve the world even though they have fought for nothing.
Studying history, particularly wartime history, helps to combat this.
War History Helps Us Understand Our Elders
Like it or not, war has been a big part of our history and it will probably continue to impact us. There will always be war of some kind because of the nature of people.
Because of its permanent place in our history, studying war can help us understand why people were the way they were. It is not hard to imagine that a large conflict such as WW2 or Vietnam could have an impact on a society. Understand the wars and you better understand the people.
On the surface, it is easy to understand why people would question studying warfare. If you look deeper though, it is not very hard to see just how important it is to remember.