While we talk often about severe bleeding and Bleeding Control, there's not a lot you can do for decapitation. Today is Bastille Day, which so often brings mental images of Marie Antoinette (she did not say "Let them eat cake", by the way) and rebels overthrowing nobility. It is our CPA's favorite day (closely followed by May the Fourth). The French national holiday of Bastille Day—celebrated each year on July 14 (le quatorze juillet in French) marks the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille during the first moments of the French Revolution in Paris in 1789. The Bastille was a grand royal fortress a fortress prison that became a symbol of the French people’s frustrations with the Bourbon monarchy - infamous for holding political prisoners who spoke out against this abusive upper class. 1 in 3 of the 300 revolutionaries storming the Bastille were killed by defenders, yet it is still seen as a huge success which fueled the fire that carried patriots through the revolt to the final surrender. This day is a huge celebratory event in Paris. From morning to night, a raft of exceptional events make this anniversary an especially festive one. With a military parade, evenings with dancing, and a fireworks display, there is something for all tastes and ages. After the horrors of terrorism in France earlier this year, let's cheer them through their celebrations today.