MEMORIAL. Members from Sweden’s Nest 1 honoured fallen Swedish heroes in Stockholm on 30 November.
Members from Nest 1 gathered in Stockholm on the evening of 30 November to hold the annual memorial for Karl XII and his Caroleans on the anniversary of the king’s death.
The members took their positions next to the statue of the king in Kungsträdgården park, where they stood with the Resistance Movement’s flag and a Swedish flag.
Flowers were laid, and four outdoor candles were lit. The candles symbolised Blood, Earth, Honour and Victory – four things that are just as important in our struggle today as they were in Karl XII’s time.
A member then held a short speech that focussed less on the details of the king’s life and more on the ideals he stood for, his bravery in battle, and the example he set as a leader.
After the speech, the memorial was concluded with a customary minute’s silence. The silence wasn’t just for Karl XII and the Swedes who gave their lives for homeland and folk, but also for Mikael Krusell, a young nationalist who was shot in the neck and killed by police in Malmö before a 30 November manifestation in Lund in 1991.
Today we honour our history. Tomorrow we write our history!