The Great Heroic Spirit of the Victorious Wartime Generation Will Be Brilliantly Carried Forward

   Pyongyang, July 27 (KCNA, RSTV)   


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Respected Comrade Kim Jong Un Visits Fatherland Liberation War Martyrs Cemetery

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 (DPRK), visited the Fatherland Liberation War Martyrs Cemetery at 00:00 on July 27, the 68th anniversary of the victory in the great Fatherland Liberation War.

The respected General Secretary was greeted at the spot by commanding officers of the Korean People's Army (KPA), including Comrades Pak Jong Chon, Kwon Yong Jin and Ri Yong Gil, and commanders of the large combined units and combined units of the KPA.

He laid a flower before the cemetery.

Comrade Kim Jong Un paid a noble tribute to the heroes of the great years who honorably defended the sovereignty and dignity of the country and made the history of brilliantly carrying forward the Korean revolution, burning with boundless loyalty to the leader, confidence in victory and ardent patriotism.

He made a round of the cemetery together with the participants.

He said that no matter how much time may flow and how many times a generation is replaced by another, the noble revolutionary spirit and heroic exploits of the generation who won the victory in the war would dynamically propel the victorious advance of our people towards a fresh victory of the revolution, steadily stimulating and sublimating patriotism and enthusiasm of the rising generations for struggle.



7th National Conference of War Veterans Held Splendidly

On the occasion of the 68th anniversary of the great victory in the Fatherland Liberation War, all the people and service personnel of the People's Army are paying high tribute and extending militant greetings to the respectful war victor generation who performed distinguished service to remain long in the history.

The 7th National Conference of War Veterans was splendidly held on Tuesday in front of the Monument to the Victorious Fatherland Liberation War in Pyongyang.

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 (DPRK), attended the conference.

Entering the venue, he met the war veterans who had worked at important posts of the Party, government and armed forces organs for a long time to shake hands with each of them and warmly congratulate them.

Amid the playing of the welcome music, he appeared at the platform of the conference with the war veterans.

The moment, fireworks were displayed and all the participants raised stormy cheers of "Hurrah!" in great reverence for Comrade Kim Jong Un who is the symbol of the might of the ever-victorious WPK and dignified DPRK and a banner of all the victories and glory.

Warmly waving back to the enthusiastically cheering participants, he heartily congratulated them and other war veterans across the country.

Present at the conference were the war veterans and persons of wartime merits, who are the heroes of the great years, as well as the service persons of the heroic armed forces of the Republic, university students and personnel and students of revolutionary schools.

Appearing at the platform were Choe Ryong Hae, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK, first vice-president of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and chairman of the Standing Committee of the Supreme People's Assembly, Jo Yong Won, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau and secretary of the Central Committee of the WPK, and Kim Tok Hun, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK and premier of the Cabinet of the DPRK.

Leading officials of the Party and government Ri Il Hwan, O Il Jong, Jong Kyong Thaek, Kim Yong Hwan and chief secretaries of the provincial committees of the WPK also took the platform.

Commanding officers of the armed forces organs including Comrades Pak Jong Chon, Kwon Yong Jin and Ri Yong Gil were also seen at the platform.

As the 7th National Conference of War Veterans was declared open, the national anthem of the DPRK was solemnly played.



《The Great Heroic Spirit of the Victorious Wartime Generation Will Be Brilliantly Carried Forward》

Respected Comrade Kim Jong Un Makes Speech at Seventh National Conference of War Veterans

The respected Comrade Kim Jong Un made a speech "The Great Heroic Spirit of the Victorious Wartime Generation Will Be Brilliantly Carried Forward" at the Seventh National Conference of War Veterans on July 27.

Esteemed comrade war veterans,

As I am seeing you again, an elder generation of our revolution whom we always respect and regard as our role models, and celebrating the great Victory Day for our motherland with you, I cannot suppress the surging happiness and emotion.

The history of the great victorious war, which our state and people will remember with dignity and pride for generations, is their greatest asset that cannot be bartered for anything in the world.

Moreover, it is the greatest blessing and glory for our generation to frequently arrange a conference to see the war veterans, who were the masters and witnesses of the legendary heroic era.

I extend warm thanks and make a deep bow to you, esteemed war veterans, who created the legendary tale of miraculous victory in the fierce three-year war, heroically glorified your era and are now participating in the celebrations of V-day looking hale and hearty, and to all other veterans of the Fatherland Liberation War and the people of wartime merits across the country.

I pay a noble tribute to the martyrs of the People's Army and all other patriotic martyrs, who dedicated their youth and even lives in defence of the sovereignty and honour of their country, and extend warm congratulations to all the people who are greeting the July 27 Victory Day amid a strenuous powerful struggle.

I also pay a noble tribute to the martyrs of the Chinese People's Volunteers, who shed their precious blood unsparingly in the same trench with our soldiers against the imperialist invasion in the most trying days of our country, and extend warm greetings to other veterans of the CPV.

Esteemed comrade war veterans,

The feats which the victorious wartime generation, the second generation of our revolution, performed shine brilliantly as a historic landmark of great significance in the glorious course of development of our Republic.

All that is valuable for our powerful and beautiful Korea is linked to the feats of the great generation represented by you.

The free life of the tens of millions of our people, our genuine system, our beautiful mountains and rivers, our vast fertile plains and our precious natural resources–all these are unthinkable separated from the feats performed by the numerous warriors who defended every inch of the land of their country at the cost of their blood.

As the courageous defenders of the country in the 1950s repulsed the invasion of the brigandish US imperialists at the cost of their lives, their descendents of several generations have been able to enjoy up to now the dignity of an independent people free from sufferings of slaves.

Because the victorious wartime generation performed the great feats of defeating the armed invasion by the US imperialists and their vassal states and bringing about the unprecedentedly significant event–victory in the war–the destiny and future of the country could be saved and we, their descendants, could inherit the great fame and honour of being heroic Korea and heroic people.

Dear comrades,

The most valuable of the feats of the victorious wartime generation which are etched in the annals of our country in golden letters is their heroic fighting spirit and trait.

The fighting spirit which produced the great victory and miracle will never fade out no matter how much time may pass, and it constitutes an inexhaustible source that produces new victories and miracles.

When we recall the great heroic spirit displayed by the victorious wartime generation, we can find nothing that does not strike the world people with wonder and move their hearts.

For the Party and the leader and to carry out the pledges they had made before the leader, the People's Army soldiers turned out without hesitation in do-or-die battles and displayed an unyielding courage, looking up to the Supreme Headquarters, even in the jaws of death. Their indomitable mental strength produced world-startling legendary tales of winning battles in the war.

As I always remind myself, whenever I meet you, war veterans, I can vividly picture the state of arduousness and gruesomeness of the Fatherland Liberation War and the fierce hand-to-hand fighting against the enemy, and think once again whether we are now struggling as the wartime warriors did.

Then, it makes me bow in spite of myself to the victors of the great years, who gave full play to such an indomitable and courageous mental strength against the most tremendous challenges and dangers of those days.

Even though they performed brilliant merits for the freedom and independence of their motherland and for the life of the coming generations, our victorious wartime generation has never demanded any reward for having shed blood.

It was the victorious wartime generation who readily shouldered the weighty tasks of healing the wounds of the war and reconstructing the country from ruins.

Both the warriors who had returned from the front and those who had fought undauntedly in the rear regarded it as their natural duty, obligation and responsibility to overcome misfortunes and sufferings and to perform faster the tasks scores of times greater than their own, by undertaking the shares of their fallen comrades-in-arms, mindful of their requests.

In response to the call of the great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung to display the mettle of the Koreans in the postwar reconstruction as well by building bigger and more splendid things instead of simply restoring them, the victorious wartime generation started the building of an independent powerful country from scratch. They created new things from nothing and turned what was impossible to possibility, making ten, nay a hundred steps, while others were taking only one.

Thanks to the honourable constructors who displayed fortitude with their belts still tightened in the struggle against time, heroic Korea gained even more brilliant image–Chollima Korea–and the historic task of simultaneously promoting economic construction and upbuilding of national defence, a shortcut to a rich country with a strong army, could be accomplished with success.

This great revolutionary generation created the splendid tradition of supporting the Party Central Committee absolutely and defending it with a revolutionary upsurge, a tradition of struggle which our Party and people are emulating from one decade into the next; they also created the lofty collectivist climate and communist human relationships of one for all and all for one.

Thanks to the self-sacrificing and devoted struggle of the victorious wartime generation, the iron truth of Juche that it is possible to create a new life even on the debris and be well off as long as there is the people, the territory, the Party and the government has been proved to be a brilliant reality.

In every decade of socialist construction our war veterans and people of wartime merits, always thinking about whether they were living as they had done in the war days when they had fought shedding blood and braving hails of bullets and gunfire, worked at their posts invariably and have led the rising generations to live and struggle uprightly and steadfastly.

This is the lofty spiritual world of the victorious wartime generation, which we all respect and appreciate.

By inheriting the great heroic spirit of the victorious wartime generation, our Party and people have been able to overcome the arduous trials in the struggle for defending socialism, which were virtually as challenging as several wars, and perform with credit the great tasks facing the revolution.

The defenders and builders of the country in the 1950s, who defended our glorious DPRK with honour and created an immortal heroic spirit that has to be carried forward generation by generation, are, indeed, benevolent persons and excellent teachers who deserve to be praised and emulated for generations to come.


Our people and new generations have a special feeling of dignity and pride which cannot be compared to anything in the world, that they are the descendants of the great victorious wartime generation.

The honourable mission of the descendants of the great victorious wartime generation is to make the country, which was defended and built by the forerunners, stronger and prosper for ever by brilliantly carrying forward the great tradition of victory and heroic spirit which were created under the leadership of the great leaders and the great Party.

The generation, who are fully aware of this sacred historic mission and duty, can never degenerate or collapse, but advance valiantly and stoutly.

Whenever we are faced with a new challenge and gigantic tasks, we are reminded of the elder generation of the revolution, the victorious wartime generation, who faced earlier challenges and tasks more formidable than the current ones and coped with them.

Today the difficulties and obstacles caused by the world health crisis unprecedented in history and the protracted blockade are no less harsh for us than those in the wartime situation.

However, just as the victorious wartime generation displayed the greatest courage and brought about the greatest victory and honour in the face of the greatest national trials, so our generation, by carrying forward the fine tradition, will turn the present difficulties into a fresh greater victory.

Even if we may encounter worse hardships than now on the road of building a powerful socialist country, we will never stop but rush forward with vigour towards the struggle objectives we set by carrying forward the heroic spirit of the victorious wartime generation.

We will, without fail, turn this land, to which the warriors of the war dedicated their priceless lives and the war veterans have devoted their lifelong honest efforts of patriotism, into a prosperous and powerful country where all the people enjoy happiness with nothing to envy.

To this end, our Party is going to make sure that the valuable ideological and spiritual wealth of the victorious wartime generation becomes an integral part of all the people, service personnel and rising generations and the nourishment for their genuine life and struggle.

We will ensure that the staunch revolutionary spirit with which that generation placed absolute trust in our Party alone and carried out its decisions at the cost of their lives, the death-defying spirit with which they never hesitated to sacrifice their lives with every confidence in their strength and the victory when the country was at the crossroads of life or death, the indomitable fighting spirit with which they vigorously turned out in rehabilitation and construction braving hardships and difficulties, and the ennobling collectivist spirit with which they created a fresh socialist life by supporting and caring for one another even in the teeth of hardships remain alive and pulsate in today's struggle and life.

We will ensure that everyone never forgets the history of brilliant victories and struggle in the Fatherland Liberation War, the postwar rehabilitation and the era of the grand Chollima upsurge, all of which are an excellent textbook of ardent patriotism, that every work place and military post always resounds with the wartime songs and songs of creation and construction, and that fresh miracles and feats are continuously created amid the practical struggle for implementing the Party's policies.

Dear comrade war veterans,

With the historic Eighth Party Congress as a momentum, the cause of building socialism of our own style has greeted a new dynamic era and the whole country is vibrant with a soaring spirit.

Our revolutionary armed forces are fully prepared to cope with any change of the situation or any threat and stand firmly at the outposts of national defence and socialist construction while consolidating their might to be ever-more invincible by dint of heroic combat spirit and ennobling political and moral traits.

Tens of thousands of persons of younger generation, carrying forward the excellent spirit and mettle of the victorious wartime generation, volunteer to work at the fronts at the call of the Party.

The gains of the revolution the victorious wartime generation won at the cost of blood remain stout, and the future of our state and our socialist cause is bright.

Even if you do nothing and only if you remain healthy, it is a great inspiration to our Party and people and a great encouragement to our revolution.

On the occasion of 68th anniversary of the victory of the great Fatherland Liberation War, I extend once again my heartfelt thanks to our precious war veterans and people of wartime merits and wish every one of you long life in good health.

The great heroic spirit of the victorious wartime generation will shine for ever and be carried forward stoutly.

Long live the great July 27 Victory Day!

Long live our great motherland, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea!



The participants in the conference were greatly excited by the speech of the General Secretary full of lofty sense of revolutionary obligation and noble comradely love for the war veterans who created the history of great victory of the country.

When the respected General Secretary concluded his speech, enthusiastic cheers of "Hurrah!" resounded through the venue of the conference and fireworks were shot off.

Watching the brightly illuminated sculpture "Victory" together with war veterans, he expressed his conviction that the great spirit and will instilled by the V-Day would be an eternal impetus promoting the advance and development of socialist construction.

The conference ended amid deep gratitude for the General Secretary putting forward the war veterans to the meridian of glory and the single-minded will of the participants to uphold the Party Central Committee with loyalty.

The conference demonstrated the unshakable will of our people to make a dynamic advance in the spirit of defending the country and the revolution and in the fighting spirit of self-reliance and fortitude displayed by the heroes of the great years and thus win the final victory of the socialist cause under the leadership of Comrade Kim Jong Un.



Respected Comrade Kim Jong Un Visits Friendship Tower

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 (DPRK), Wednesday visited the Friendship Tower on the occasion of the 68th anniversary of the great victory in the Fatherland Liberation War.

Accompanying him were Comrades Jo Yong Won, Ri Il Hwan, Jong Sang Hak, Ri Pyong Chol, Pak Jong Chon, Kwon Yong Jin and Ri Yong Gil.

Amid the playing of the wreath-laying music, a wreath in the name of the respected General Secretary Kim Jong Un was laid before the tower.

The ribbon of the wreath bore letters reading "We pay noble respect in the name of all the Korean people. On behalf of the Korean people, Kim Jong Un."

The respected General Secretary paid tributes to the martyrs of the Chinese People's Volunteers (CPV) who joined the Korean people in the Fatherland Liberation War for repelling the imperialists' invasion and dedicated their valuable lives.

There was a march-past of the guard of honor of the Korean People's Army (KPA).

The General Secretary looked round the tower together with the officials who accompanied him.

Comrade Kim Jong Un said that remaining fresh in the history of the great victory in the war and in the memory of our people are the true militant friendship and matchless sacrificing spirit displayed by officers and men of the CPV who fought shoulder to shoulder with the KPA during the harsh days of the war under the uplifted banner of resisting America and aiding Korea, safeguarding the home and defending the motherland.

The noble soul and exploits of the Chinese people who aided the sacred historic struggle of the Korean people at the cost of their blood when the DPRK was undergoing the harshest and most difficult trials will remain immortal along with prospering socialist Korea, he said, stressing that the DPRK-China friendship forged as kindred ties will be firmly carried forward generation after generation on the road for the common cause.



Respected Comrade Kim Jong Un Has Photo Session with Participants in 7th National Conference of 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 (DPRK), met and had a photo session with the participants in the 7th National Conference of War Veterans on July 29.

The participants were overwhelmed by great excitement and joy as they came to have the highest honor and greatest happiness to be handed down from generation to generation after hearing the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un's congratulatory speech run through with his profound feelings of respect and trust at the national conference of war veterans held with splendor in his presence.

When the respected General Secretary arrived at the venue of the photo session, all the participants raised enthusiastic cheers as a token of their deep reverence for him who projects the war veterans as the models of the era of legendary heroes to be admired by the rising generations and makes sure that their heroic spirit is engraved in the history of the country with golden letters.

Saying that the great feats of the generation of the war victors, etched in the glorious history of the development of the DPRK, encourage the Korean people to wage a fresh heroic struggle, he stressed that it is the great pride of the WPK and the Korean people to have such revolutionary forerunners, the great paragons with a lofty outlook on the rising generations and the revolution.

He had a photo session with the war veterans, affirming his firm will to do his best to build a prosperous power looked forward to by the wartime heroes and provide the people with the happiest life in the world.

At the end of the photo session all the participants again broke into cheers of "hurrah!"

He warmly held the hands of war veterans earnestly following him, unwilling to part from him, and waved at them for a while as a token of his sincere wish for their good health.

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