On July 8, the greatest memorial day of the Korean nation, an immense yearning for President Kim Il Sung surged throughout the DPRK.
Flags flew at half-mast at all national and local institutions, factories, enterprises, farms, fishing villages and schools.
At 12 noon, sirens started up simultaneously in all parts of the country. Horns and whistles sounded from trucks and locomotives on the roads and tracks and sirens went off in cities, villages, workplaces and elsewhere.
All the people and service personnel paid a silent tribute in humble reverence to the memory of the founder of socialist Korea and the eternal President of the DPRK.