Kim Jong Un, general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and president of the State Affairs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, visited the Fatherland Liberation War Martyrs Cemetery on July 27, the 69th anniversary of victory in the great Fatherland Liberation War.
He was greeted by Pak Jong Chon and Ri Pyong Chol, members of the Presidium of the Political Bureau and secretaries of the WPK Central Committee, Ri Yong Gil, minister of National Defence, Jong Kyong Thaek, director of the General Political Bureau of the Korean People’s Army, Ri Thae Sop, chief of the KPA General Staff, and other commanding officers of the Ministry of National Defence, commanders of the KPA services and military and political commanding officers of the KPA large combined units and combined units.
Kim Jong Un laid a flower before the cemetery.
He paid his high tribute to the martyrs of the great years who brought about the July 27 miracle, recorded as the eternal tradition of victory for the country and the nation, in the raging flames of the war with absolute loyalty to the Party and the leader, love for their own things and confidence in their strength and victory.
There took place a march-past of the KPA guard of honour.
Kim Jong Un looked round the cemetery with the participants.
He said that the victory, won by the victorious wartime generation at the cost of their blood through the all-people resistance to defend the country in the middle of the 20th century called the “century of war”, was a heroic legend unprecedented in the history of the Korean nation and the history of the world revolution and a historic event which laid the groundwork for valour and mightiness of the newborn DPRK, noting this serves as our state’s and people’s best asset, solid root for invincibility, that cannot be bartered for anything.
Stressing the need to always remember and creditably carry forward the heroic spirit and fighting traits of the great revolutionary generation, who laid firm foundations for an independent power with their devoted sacrifice and undying feats, as the country grows stronger, he affirmed that our country will always emerge victorious along with the miraculous victory when the entire Party, all the people and the whole army fully arm themselves with the indomitable fighting spirit of the forerunners and thoroughly apply it in practice.