Memorial Day

After Hours

This year, I’m remembering my countrymen who perished in the 1918 Civil War. Also, the Finnish flag turns 100 today.

Random Beauty Blyn Botanical Garden May 2007

2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Finnish post-independence clashes, and Finnish media has followed the events of the three-month hostilities. It seems to have wounded our national phyche, which make sense in a country as young as ours. For example, even though my grandparents were alive, they’ve never referred to it, let alone discussed it.

I’m very grateful for having grown up in a peaceful country.

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