Farewell to President Koivisto.

Former President of Finland (1982–1994) Mauno Koivisto (1923– 2017) was buried today in Helsinki.

It was the first time Finland had buried a president in thirty years and huge crowds followed the ceremony in Helsinki and on television.

This moving rendition of Veteraanin Iltahuuto was performed by Jorma Hynninen and the boys’ choir Cantore Minores, as well as the Guards orchestra, at the funeral. It is a memorial hymn to veterans of the Winter War and World War II and was requested by the family.