I know that the US has an on-again/off-again relationship with France.
But, this is Dastille Day, the 14th of July!
France was there to help us during the Revolutionary War—they helped us gain our independence.
We were there for them during World War I and we helped liberate France from the grip of Nazi tyranny♠ in 1944. They stood with us sufficiently in the Cold War.
I will admit that their revolution, which helped free all of Europe from the grip of a previous form of tyranny, but was plenty messy. Several hundred thousand died before it was all over and that doesn't count those who died while Napoleon Bonaparte was leading the French Army. But, the idea of freedom did spread with the French Army.
This is a good day to salute France.
Regards — Cliff
♠ Well, easy to say Nazi tyranny, but perhaps more accurate to say German tyranny.