For the Americans, Memorial Day is very important and as a French, who lived about 6 years in the USA, I also feel thankful for Americans who have died to free France in WWI and WWII.
I also celebrate the 4th of July as a French. Few people know the decisive role of the French army played for the Independence of the United States of America. The Battle of Yorktown in 1781 was a decisive victory for General George Washington helped by the French forces led by General Comte de Rochambeau over the British Army.
Being an expat, I try to learn the true meaning of local celebrations and discover reasons for being emotionally connected to my host country.
As an expat, do you know the meaning of national celebrations ?