Local woman extends independence celebration to France
Saturday, July 14, 2012
More than a week after Americans celebrate their independence on July 4, the festive flags slowly start coming down from archways, flagpoles and front porches. But one Jefferson City resident keeps the flags flying until mid-July.
Marilyn Rooney loves celebrating the Fourth of July, but her independence celebration includes another variation of red, white and blue. Whether alongside her American flag or featured prominently by itself, Rooney displays France’s national flag on her Moreland Avenue front porch every July 14.
Bastille Day, also known as the French National Day, commemorates the 1789 storming of the French fortress-prison the Bastille, an event that helped spur the French Revolution.