LOS ANGELES FINNISH INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION 2014
Kiitos Consul General Juha Markkanen and Tuula Markkanen for hosting such a beautiful celebratory event in Los Angeles.
Quoting from Ava Anttila’s most recent ‘AROUND LA WITH AVA®: Hail and Farewell’ (dedicated to her father Finnish Veteran Ari Anttila who I missed so very much at this year’s celebration):
‘There is a long legacy of individuals and organizations continuing in the Finnish tradition that will make sure that what is true, righteous, and proud in our history, heritage, and national treasure will live on. We will share our history; we will work hard; we will never forget; we will honor your Sisu and sacrifice.’
Here are some pictures of the the event by photographer Jonny Kahleyn: