I agree the French did make sacrifices. However remember the U.S. Quasi-War against the French in the 1790's? When they started seizing U.S. Flagged Merchant vessels and impressing U.S. Merchant sailors because we would not declare war on Great Britian.
And I believe the debt should be called paid after WW1 &WW2. So I am a bit tired of the we owe our indepedence to them saw.
That being said I won't bash them.
Sgt. Rafael Peralta ,United States Marine Corps
Company A, 1st Bn, 3rd Marine Regt, 3rd Marine Divison
We will never forget your valor and sacrifice.
Semper Fi !