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Happy independence day!

Post by patrik.possi » 06 Dec 2010 11:09

To all of you at this forum:

Happy itsenäisyyspäivä! :D

Rgds Patrik

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Re: Happy independence day!

Post by Panssari Salama » 06 Dec 2010 12:34

We cannot tell what the fate of Finland may be, but no more mournful spectacle could be presented to what is left of civilised mankind than that this splendid Northern race should at last worn down and reduced to a servitude worse than death by the dull brutish force of overwhelming numbers.

If the light of freedom which still burns so brightly in the frozen North should be finally quenched, it might well herald a return to the Dark Ages, when every vestige of human progress during two thousand years would be engulfed.


Winston Churchill, Jan 20 1940

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Happy birthday, independent Finland! Here's to many more!
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Re: Happy independence day!

Post by KarlReissman » 06 Dec 2010 13:52

Happy Independence Day 6.12.2010

Anybody got promotions or decorations? :D

In reserve or in the regular i mean?
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Post by Hanski » 06 Dec 2010 16:30

Thank you all for remembering Finnish Independence Day, which takes place in a wintery weather even "south" in Helsinki this year.

There was a brief traditional ceremony this morning at the Hietaniemi Cemetery, where an honorary guard was placed by the Hero Cross and the tombstone of Marshal Mannerheim. A small detachment from the Guards Battalion was present as the Commander of Helsinki Garrison laid wreaths on the Cross and on Marshal's grave.
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Re: Happy independence day!

Post by Panssari Salama » 06 Dec 2010 18:07

"Finlands sak är vår" on Yle Tv2 at 19:10. Time to remember also the Swedish volunteers for their part in ensuring an independent Finland today.
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Re: Happy independence day!

Post by Mischa » 06 Dec 2010 18:18

Hallo,

diese habt Ihr Euch auch redlich verdient. Alles Gute!
Mischa :milwink:

you have the independence well deserved. All the best!
Mischa

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Re: Happy independence day!

Post by Hanski » 06 Dec 2011 11:58

Today Helsinki has very different weather for the 94th Independence Day from the blizzards of last year.
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Post by JTV » 06 Dec 2011 14:58

Hanski wrote:Today Helsinki has very different weather for the 94th Independence Day from the blizzards of last year.
As you know pretty much the whole autumn was unusually warm this year, so the winter is late. Personally I would not mind if we would this time have less snow than last winter, remembering the complications that it created. Anyway, happy independence day everyone!

Military parade coming up on YLE TV2 in 18:20.

Jarkko

BTW: I finally updated the website yesterday with T-28 and T-34 page.

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Post by Hanski » 06 Dec 2011 18:56

Part of the Finnish Independence Day tradition in Helsinki is the torch procession of students.

The torch procession was arranged for the first time in 1951, the year of Marshal Mannerheim's death. The event started by laying wreaths on the Hero graves and Mannerheim's grave, after which about 2000 students marched in torch procession to the Senate Square, to listen to speeches and songs by male choirs. There were plenty of general public as spectators, and ever since the torch procession has become a shared event for all Helsinki people.
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Re: Happy independence day!

Post by Slon-76 » 06 Dec 2011 19:02

I congratulate!
With the respect

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Re: Happy independence day!

Post by CanKiwi2 » 07 Dec 2011 04:53

Happy independance day to Finland and all Finns!

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Re: Happy independence day!

Post by sisudk » 07 Dec 2011 19:56

Dear Finland

Happy Independance Day ... nice to see such a beautiful tradition being kept alive.

Best wishes to all Finns

Johnny

PS! Jarko you really made my day ... great article on Finnish T-28's and T-34's.

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Re: Happy independence day!

Post by Hanski » 06 Dec 2012 13:28

In 2012, we have a more "traditional" winter weather for the 95th anniversary of Finland's independence.

Cheers, everyone!

Hanski
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Post by Juha Tompuri » 06 Dec 2012 14:33

Happy independence day from here too.
Just got home from watching the national parade at Kouvola.

Regards, Juha

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Re: Happy independence day!

Post by JTV » 06 Dec 2012 15:38

Happy Independence Day also from here. There is a documentary about soomepoisid (Estonia volunteers in Finnish Armed Forces during Continuation War) on tv right now.

Jarkko

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