Today, September 21, Malta celebrates its independence. After thousands of years of foreign rule, the island was granted independence from Great Britain in 1964. For hundreds of years, Malta’s strategic position in the middle of the Mediterranean made it a coveted prize to whatever super-power was dominant at the time. Our shores have seen battles and bloodshed. Our magnificent harbour could tell a thousand tales of the skeletal remnants of ships that lie slumbering beneath its surface.
Grand Harbour at twilight
But the wheel has turned and times have changed. The past belongs to history and what the future holds is still unknown. Hopefully, these islands will continue to play a part in world history and Malta will continue to celebrate many more birthdays in the future.