Funeral Service for Late Hyon Chol Hae Held
Pyongyang, May 23 (KCNA) -- A ceremony of bidding farewell to the late Marshal of the Korean People's Army Hyon Chol Hae, general adviser to the Ministry of National Defence of the DPRK, took place at the Patriotic Martyrs Cemetery in Sinmi-ri on Sunday afternoon.
Present there were Choe Ryong Hae, Jo Yong Won, Kim Tok Hun, Pak Jong Chon and Ri Pyong Chol, members of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee, members and alternate members of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee, members of the WPK Central Military Commission, leading officials of the Ministry of National Defence and other members of the State Funeral Committee, officials of the WPK Central Committee, servicepersons of the KPA and the bereaved family members of the deceased.
A mourning flag was hung at the cemetery and the colors and honor guards of the KPA lined up there.
The respected Comrade
He climbed the cemetery with members of the state funeral committee and bereaved family members following the remains of the deceased.
With declaration of the ceremony the national anthem of the DPRK was solemnly played.
Pak Jong Chon, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau and secretary of the WPK Central Committee, made a eulogy.
A ceremony for burying the remains of the late Hyon Chol Hae was held.
180 volleys for the deceased were fired out of bitterness upon parting forever from the prominent political and military activist who made an immortal contribution to the Party, revolution, country and people at a historic time when the Korean people win a great victory full of confidence and vitality.
The members of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee and bereaved family members spread earth on the remains.
Warmly recollecting the sincere and devoted life of the veteran revolutionary who upheld the Party and leader with faith, conscience and obligation all his life, free from affectation and inconstancy, he was overwhelmed with bitterness.
A wreath in the name of
Wreathes in the names of the WPK Central Committee, the WPK Central Military Commission, the Standing Committee of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly and the DPRK Cabinet were laid there.
Saying that whenever recollecting the arduous Songun march made by Chairman
He said that though the veteran revolutionary passed away, the name of Hyon Chol Hae would be always remembered along with the august name of
Hyon Chol Hae, a steadfast revolutionary who remained boundlessly faithful to the revolutionary idea and cause of the Party Central Committee till the last moments of his life, will always be kept in the noble memory of the great leader and in the mind of our people and servicepersons vigorously advancing towards the final victory of the Juche revolution.