Today the people of France celebrate Bastille Day. The French National Day commemorates the Storming of the Bastille on July 14 1789. Intended to be a day of celebration and pride in French culture the events of today have turned it into a day of tremendous pain and suffering. A truck plowed thorough the crowd and there are some 77 dead and an additional 100 injured. There doesn't appear to be anyone claiming responsibility at this time. Our world is once again in a state of mourning. Let us pray for the people of France, those injured and those who have died. May we take time to be grateful for one another and remember that we are beloved children of God. Let us try to live each day in peace!
Pat Schifini, OSU