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Puhis 12-05-2011 11:27 PM

Happy Independence Day Finland!
 
Today, 6th of December, is the 94th anniversary of the Republic of Finland. I thought this warranted it's own thread, especially with the amount of Finns we have over here. We should (at least us Finns) remember the great heroes that fought in our wars, the civil war of 1918 as well as the Winter War (1939-1940) and the Continuation War (1941-1944) as well as the Lapland War (1944-1945). Still today, across this nation, there are brave men and women who either fought in or contributed towards the Finnish war effort and the struggle, and eventual success, in keeping our independence against our eastern aggressors. I shall open, and drink, this beer for your memory, especially dedicated to my grandfather Juho who fought in both wars and earned himself the rank of a Sergeant in the Finnish army.

Hyvää Itsenäisyyspäivää kaikille Suomalaisille rajojemme sisä-tai ulkopuolella, ja kiitos veteraaneillemme jotka puolustivat tätä maata urheasti aikoinaan. Olemme heille paljon velkaa. Meidän sukupolvemme ei siihen pystyisi. Kiitos.



Dee Oh Cee 12-05-2011 11:34 PM

Nice! Happy Independence Day to all you Finns out there!

I suppose that's an excuse for me to celebrate too since I have some Finnish in my heritage :laugh:

Avder 12-05-2011 11:56 PM

I've heard worse excuses to drink a beer than some other countries independence day.

Cheers.

Spawnisen 12-06-2011 05:28 AM

Hyvää itsenäisyyspäivä!

Thoughts are with those who fought for our country!

Sharppi 12-06-2011 05:29 AM

Happy Independence day to all Finns, and to all other nationalities who want to celebrate and respect our war veterans with us.

Hyvää itsenäisyyspäivää itse kullekkin, tänään on hyvä päivä olla Suomalainen.

berdush 12-06-2011 07:30 AM

cheers!

tikkanen5rings* 12-06-2011 07:31 AM

Happy independence day!!



I remember hearing Stalin put a prize for this one mans head. Entire bombarments were directed to the woods just to take out this one soldier.

Caior89 12-06-2011 08:01 AM

Yea. He is one of the best real snipers to have lived in the world. Happy independence day for you Finns!


cheers

rynryn 12-06-2011 08:06 AM

Woot! Go Finland!

squidz* 12-06-2011 08:22 AM

Here's to burning your city to the ground and hiding in the mountains so the Russians can't use your ports.

Dominus 12-06-2011 09:20 AM

Happy Independence Day to everybody!


FVM 12-06-2011 09:58 AM

Happy Independence Day to everyone!

I have always found this majestic:


Puhis 12-06-2011 10:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FVM (Post 40514323)
Happy Independence Day to everyone!

I have always found this majestic:


Being actually from Northern Karelia, I agree with you.

Foxlockbox 12-06-2011 10:24 AM

Not really much of a patriot outside hockey, so I'll leave celebrating to you guys.

SoupyFIN 12-06-2011 10:27 AM

Long time lurker and joined about a month ago, guess this is a good day for a first post here :laugh: Happy Independence Day Finland indeed :)

Also finnish baby jesus will be attending "Presidential Independence Day reception" tonight :naughty:

The Boyle Sisters 12-06-2011 10:34 AM

have a good one, guys!

Keeptdos 12-06-2011 11:37 AM

What is an Independence Day with out watching the ''Tuntematon Sotilas''? Not a proper one I say.

Generic User 12-06-2011 11:39 AM

Cheers Finnish brethren. Will try to find a sauna somewhere and pay my respects. :cheers:

SoupyFIN 12-06-2011 01:00 PM

MG @ The Presidential Independence Day reception

http://is11.snstatic.fi/kuvat/mikael...625203388.jpeg

Arriving at the party

http://is12.snstatic.fi/kuvat/mikke/...625207896.jpeg

Handshake with the president

http://static.iltalehti.fi/linnanjuh...61211PP_lj.jpg

Like a boss :sarcasm:

http://img.mtv3.fi/mn_kuvat/mtv3/urh...max555x555.jpg

Deal with it :lol:

tomgilbertfan 12-06-2011 01:06 PM

Wooo Finland!

Thanks For FBJ, Koivu, and Backstrom.

We'll forgive you for Mittens.

Keeptdos 12-06-2011 01:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DC2600 (Post 40522333)
Wooo Finland!

Thanks For FBJ, Koivu, and Backstrom.

We'll forgive you for Mittens.

That is so sweet :innocent:

squidz* 12-06-2011 01:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DC2600 (Post 40522333)
Wooo Finland!

Thanks For FBJ, Koivu, and Backstrom.

We'll forgive you for Mittens.

Let's not get too hasty, okay?

FBJ hasn't cured cancer or delivered Zooey Deschanel to TP yet. Let's not get ahead of ourselves here.

edgevolution 12-06-2011 01:27 PM

Happy independence day, Finland!

BuddyMcCormick 12-06-2011 01:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by squidz (Post 40523207)
Let's not get too hasty, okay?

FBJ hasn't cured cancer or delivered Zooey Deschanel to TP Buddy yet. Let's not get ahead of ourselves here.

FIFY

this providence 12-06-2011 01:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BuddyMcCormick (Post 40524137)
FIFY

*Banned

But ya, Happy Independence Day Finnish Contingent! Great to have you all here. :nod:


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