As for the French... I think we repaid that favor (and then some) by bailing them out of two 20th century world wars.Enjoy you're independence day. A celebration of independence that you wouldn't have achieved without a massive amount of French support
In the words of Ada Wong in the Resident Evil 2 remake: "I think we're even."
Thank you kind sir.I'm joking. Really, enjoy it. At least you get to celebrate a national day. In England, our national day is hardly noticed and is a taboo subject.
Happy 4th July US GAF.
I don't really think of the independence itself much, as an antagonistic thing for which we must still hold grudges. Why? Because at some point we both (Americans and Brits) realized that the only thing giving us distance was the physical separation of the Atlantic Ocean; in most other respects, the United States and England/Britain/UK have a lot of cultural commonalities. Language, literature, music, ideas of the enlightenment, etc.