Saturday, July 14, 2012
Vive la France!
Today is the day of La Fête Nationale, le quatorze Juillet, or Bastille Day. The Bastille was a Medieval fortress and prison that had become symbolic of royal tyranny. The fall of the Bastille on July 14, 1789 became a symbol of the French Revolution and French independence. Today would be a good day to sing La Marseillaise, the French national anthem, and to thank a Frenchman... whether it be for the Statue of Liberty, for Democracy in America, La Tour de France, or Camembert (if you like French cheese). Vive la France! Vive la résistance!