Today, the 6th of December marks Finnish Independence day.
Today, marks 100 years of Finnish Independence. We declared freedom and our own sovereign state after being under Russian (Swedish before that) rule in 1917.
It was attempted, poorly, by the Soviet Union to take it away from us during WW2 and was foiled at a great cost to both sides.
I am privileged to have done my term of national service in the same barracks and location where my Finnish grandfather served during the Winter War, and I hold that honour very close to my heart.
I am proud to be able to call myself a Finn.
Suomen Sisu. Rakas Isänmaa.