Today is the longest day (*sniff*) and it also happens to be the national day of Greenland. And this year they had particular reason to wave the flag: after centuries of foreign reign they are now (almost) independent of Denmark.
Wikipedia writes: “Internationally, on June 21, 2009, Greenland assumed self-determination with the responsibilities of self-government of judicial affairs, policing and its natural resources. Denmark maintains control of finances, foreign affairs and defense. It is a step towards full independence from Danish rule. Greenlandic became the official language of Greenland at the historic ceremony.”
My sincere congratulations to all of us!