November 10: a day to remember for two reasons
1. The birthday of the United States Marine Corps, an organization I am proud to have served. A heterogeneous mix of men and women of all races and religions with a common purpose, a life dependent on another, regardless of race or religion.
2. Kristallnacht (Crystal Night) – a name so beautiful that it should be attached to a wedding celebration or the coming of the New Year, but in fact was a night of terror brought on by the barbaric Nazi regime, at night from November 9-10, 1938. The taking of lives, the blows and the destruction of the synagogues and the property of a people who had lived peacefully among the same neighbors who were attacking them now.
Remember, pride and shame,
Gregory Marshall, USMCR
Platoon Commander, E5, Infantry 1963-1971