Posted by: SJS | July 14, 2020

Happy Bastille Day

French flag

On July 14, 1789 the military fortress and prison, the Bastille, was stormed during a violent uprising that added momentum to the violent upheaval of the French Revolution.

This year, France has honored its health workers at scaled-down events to mark the national celebration of Bastille Day amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  The French authorities cancelled the traditional military and instead held a tribute to those fighting the virus.  This is the first time officials have called off the annual military parade through the capital Paris since the end of World War II in 1945.

On this most important French holiday, we gratefully remember how that nation came to the aid of our fledgling American democracy and played such a crucial role in the successful outcome of the American Revolution.  Few allies of the United States have been as loyal and steadfast as the French over the course of our history.



  1. Vive or Resistance.

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