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!