Wreaths were laid at the Revolutionary Martyrs Cemetery on Mt Taesong, the Patriotic Martyrs Cemetery in Sinmi-ri and the Fatherland Liberation War Martyrs Cemetery on September 9, the 73rd founding anniversary of the DPRK.
The guards of honour of the Korean People’s Army lined up at the cemeteries.
Wreath-laying ceremonies were attended by Choe Ryong Hae, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, first vice-president of the DPRK State Affairs Commission and chairman of the Standing Committee of the DPRK Supreme People’s Assembly, and Kim Tok Hun, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee and premier of the DPRK Cabinet.
Also present there were Ri Il Hwan, Jong Sang Hak, Thae Hyong Chol, Kim Yong Chol, Pak Jong Gun and Jang Jong Nam, senior officials of the WPK and the government, and officials of the Party Central Committee, the SPA Standing Committee, the Cabinet, ministries, national agencies, and Party and power organs in the capital city of Pyongyang.
Present there were Kwon Yong Jin, Ri Yong Gil and other members of the armed forces organs.
Amid the playing of the wreath-laying music, wreaths in the names of the WPK Central Committee, the DPRK State Affairs Commission, the DPRK SPA Standing Committee and the DPRK Cabinet were placed on the wreath-laying stands of the martyrs cemeteries.
The visitors observed a moment’s silence in memory of the martyrs who dedicated their precious lives to the prosperity of their country and the sacred patriotic struggle for accomplishing the cause of socialism, holding the great leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il in the highest esteem and supporting the ideas and leadership of the Party Central Committee with single-hearted loyalty.
They looked round the cemeteries.
That day, bouquets and flowers were placed at the statues and cemeteries of martyrs, memorial towers and graves of the fallen soldiers of the Korean People’s Army in different parts of the country.