Happy Bastille Day, France, the date of your independence!
During our own Revolutionary War, which lasted from 1775 – 1783, you fought side-by-side with soldiers of the United States against Britain.
France… You sent money, soldiers, munitions, and naval forces. It is no stretch of the imagination to say that your aid was essential in securing our victory and our independence. In return you ended up with enormous debts and an abiding love for Benjamin Franklin.
Enjoy your day. We celebrate it with you!