We visited Heitaniemi cemetery in Helsinki on March 6, with no special plan of what we wanted to see or do, but rather just to wander through the ground of the cemetery. As you know from the last post, we came across Mannerheim’s grave, which was a pleasant surprise.
As we continued our walk through the cemetery we came across another discovery – a wreath laying ceremony was about to begin.
We came to the are near the tomb and saw these military men starting to gather and knew something was going to happen, so we waited to see.
And then stood at attention for some time before marching off and then doing what veterans do – tell each other war stories, reminisce over brotherhood and times spent with each other in battle and peacetime.