Why teach military history?

Learning military history fills in the gaps of the history you have learned. It explains how America was formed or how Germany was officially called Germany as a country. It was previously numerous principalities that littered the land and wasn't called Germany until after the Franco-Prussian War. It also explains how the sacrifices of those who do serve shape countries as well as how it preserves the freedoms we hold on to. By not learning military history, you are scratching the surface of what history has to offer.