Last night news broke that some maniac, who is reportedly linked to ISIS, drove a truck into a crowd of people in Nice, France celebrating Bastille Day. What is Bastille Day? It’s essentially Independence Day in France: July 14, the date of the storming of the Bastille in 1789, celebrated as a national holiday in France.
From Wikipedia on the celebration: “The French National Day commemorates the Storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789, an important event in Paris in the French Revolution, which had begun two days earlier, as well as the Fête de la Fédérationwhich celebrated the unity of the French people on 14 July 1790. Celebrations are held throughout France. The oldest and largest regular military parade in Europe is held on the morning of 14 July, on the Champs-Élysées in Paris in front of the President of the Republic, along with other French officials and foreign guests.”
To imagine that someone disrupted what is supposed to be a joyous celebration of freedom and fun is just unbelievably sad. The death count as of this morning is 84, including a father and son from Texas who were on vacation.
We stand with you, France.