Saturday, May 28, 2005
The Art of War
"All warfare is based on deception."
The Art of War, by Sun Tzu, the oldest military treatise, of course, it's Chinese.
As Memorial Day approaches, I'd like to acknowledge, welcome and thank the visitors from Baghdad that have come to Crackpot Chronicles and to assert my support for the troops and all you've sacrificed--even though I think of this war with dread and remorse.
At the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at the end of Memorial Drive near the main entrance to Arlington National Cemetery is an exhibit of portraits, Faces of the Fallen, commemorating the men and women who lost their lives between Oct. 10, 2001, and Nov. 11, 2004 in Iraq and Afghanistan.
My heart goes out to the families and loved ones of these soldiers who face Memorial Day with loss, sorrow and pride. And I want to remember with honor, my uncles Marcus Widmann and Irving Schnee, who came safely home from war, both doctors, now deceased, who distinguished themselves in World War II,.
From USA Today:
And, coincidentally, I learned that in Berlin, at The Judaicum Center in Berlin's New Synagogue "Art in Auschwitz 1940-1945," an exhibition of some 170 works by 44 concentration camp inmates entitled is set to open.
Art, War, Art of War. They are inevitable facts of pain and redemption in life. I don't claim to understand it, but I am still learning to live with it. Happy Memorial Day. Remember the fallen with compassion and respect.
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