How many actually cerbrate the man? I would be surprised if anyone actually did. I understand liking the day off, the few who actually get one, but couldn't we pick someone we actually care about? Just asking . . . .
"I can explain it to you but, I can't understand it for you"
I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
Anyway, I think you missed the entire point of my post -- while we may disagree on the importance of the American colonies on the larger world stage at the time, the heart of my post was about Franco-American relations, in history and now.