8 May - Victory in Europe Day
May in France is littered with public holidays. May 1st is Labour Day and may 24th is Ascension but today, May 8th is VE Day
So for all the people who harp on about how the French would be speaking german today if it wasn't for us saving their asses, yes the French are grateful for liberation and they do remember.
They remember with a public holiday. No work, no school. They remember with every little village in the land having a ceremony at their war memorial. They remember by having renamed countless town squares "Le Place 8 May" as well as all the boulevards and streets now named 8 May.