On a related note, I just recently finished reading an excellent article about the Battle/Siege of Yorktown in 1781. What I came away with after reading that article is that there is no way the US would have won that battle without the help of the French.
While the US and France have had quite a few disagreements since the end of WWII and even though the US and UK have shared a much closer relationship since WWII, Americans should never forget the contribution that France made for our independence and should never forget that foes from the past can often become the best of friends and closest allies.
Happy 4th of July!
I speak Spanish to God, Italian to women, French to men, and German to my horse. - Charles V