21:548th National Conference of War Veterans Held
Pyongyang, July 29 (RSTV)
The 8th National Conference of War Veterans took place here on July 26 amid the noble respect and congratulations of all the people across the country to the veterans.
Attending it were members of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea.
Also present were senior party and government officials, leading officials of the armed forces organs, participants in the Fatherland Liberation War, lecturers in the field of revolutionary history of war victory, students of revolutionary schools, service personnel of the DPRK armed forces, working people, youth and students.
When the war veterans entered the venue, successors to the great war victory greeted them with applause.
Jo Yong Won, Member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau and Secretary for Organizational Affairs of the WPK Central Committee, read out a congratulatory message from the WPK Central Committee to the war veterans throughout the country greeting the great war victory day.
In the congratulatory message the WPK Central Committee offered warm congratulations to the war veterans throughout the country who honorably defended the sovereignty and dignity of the Republic by displaying matchless bravery in the hard-fought Fatherland Liberation War under the outstanding leadership of President Kim Il Sung and pioneered the heroic fighting spirit and traditions of victory to be glorified generation after generation.
Comrade Jo Yong Won said:
Sin Jon Min, a participant in the Fatherland Liberation War, expressed in his speech his profound gratitude to the Party Central Committee for calling war veterans to the grand and meaningful conference again and bestowing highest glory and happiness upon them.
Then speeches were made.
The speakers warmly congratulated the war veterans, the proud heroes of the nation and true patriots who defended the country at the cost of their lives.
They said that the noble spirit and heroic life of the generation of war victors are, indeed, the textbook of the worthy life and examples of genuine patriots.
They expressed their will to strikingly demonstrate the spirit and mettle of the descendents of the heroic generation in the on-going general advance for fully displaying the might of the great Kim Jong Un's Korea, holding aloft the baton of victory handed down by the generation of war victors.
Respected Comrade Kim Jong Un Has Photo Session with War Veterans
Kim Jong Un, General Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and president of the State Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, met and had a photo session with the participants in the 8th National Conference of War Veterans who significantly commemorated the great V-Day before the Monument to the Victorious Fatherland Liberation War on July 28.
The venue of the photo session was overflowing with the boundless reverence for the respected General Secretary
Kim Jong Un who holds up the war veterans as the most heroic generation and model of the indomitable and great Korean people who laid the cornerstone of the DPRK remaining stable and unchanged despite the trials of history and repeatedly bestows warm benevolence on them so that they can gain in vigor despite their advanced years and continue to add luster to their lives with pride.
When Kim Jong Un arrived at the venue of the photo session, all the participants raised enthusiastic cheers for him, the peerlessly iron-willed commander and the ever-victorious banner who adds luster to the tradition of victory and the heroic spirit of July 27 that brought immortal glory and honor to our country century after century and who fully demonstrates to the world the dignity and mightiness of socialist Korea.
He again paid his deep respects to the participants in the Fatherland Liberation War who defied death to repel the gangster-like U.S. imperialists' aggression in the hard-fought revolutionary war unprecedented in history through their bloody distinguished service and set a good example to be followed by the rising generations in defending the country and the revolution and fighting a sacred class war and are still now serving as the inexhaustible strength and mental mainstay of our Party and people that can never be substituted by anyone, though their hair turned grey.
Saying that everything dear to dignified socialist Korea is associated with the immortal feats of the defenders of the country in the 1950s, he stressed that the precious ideological and moral wealth of the generation who won the victory in the war serve as the blood and flesh of the descendants and as a nutrient for their true life and struggle and therein lies the source of invincibility of our country.
He had a meaningful photo session with the war veterans, affirming his firm will to turn the land of the country, defended and ardently loved by the generation of war victors at the cost of their lives, into a powerful and eternally prosperous socialist paradise where all the people enjoy a happy life.
At the end of the photo session, all the participants again broke into cheers of "Hurrah!"
He warmly grasped the hands of war veterans coming near to him with tears of emotion and extended warm greetings to them for a long time as a token of his wish for their longevity in good health.
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