France, our oldest ally and the country that helped America win its independence, has once again been attacked in a devastating manner. As of Friday morning, French officials say 84 people are dead and many more are injured. The attack took place in Nice as the French celebrated Bastille Day, their version of our Fourth of July.
President Obama issued a statement after the attack that included these comments:
“I have directed my team to be in touch with French officials, and we have offered any assistance that they may need to investigate this attack and bring those responsible to justice. We stand in solidarity and partnership with France, our oldest ally, as they respond to and recover from this attack.
On this Bastille Day, we are reminded of the extraordinary resilience and democratic values that have made France an inspiration to the entire world, and we know that the character of the French Republic will endure long after this devastating and tragic loss of life.”
Keep France and the French people in your prayers, and let us especially pray for the victims, their families and loved ones.