Event Held with Splendor to Mark 69th Anniversary of Great War Victory
Pyongyang, July 28 (KCNA) -- Amid the vigorous advance to open up the broad avenue for socialist victory under the guidance of the ever-victorious Workers' Party of Korea, the civilians and servicepersons of the DPRK are significantly celebrating the 69th anniversary of the victory in the great Fatherland Liberation War with the high pride of heroic Korea and the heroic people who have been glorified century after century.
A grand celebration event took place in front of the Monument to the Victorious Fatherland Liberation War in the capital city of Pyongyang when the whole country is overflowing with a firm faith and will of the people to succeed as blood vessel the fighting spirit and tradition of victory, the revolutionary legacy bequeathed by the heroic generation of war participants, and accomplish the revolutionary cause of Juche without fail on the occasion of the great war victory day that provided an eternal foundation for all victories in the development course of the glorious Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
The grand seat for education in victory tradition, which imposingly stands as the main statue of victor representing the dignified picture of heroic Korea that pronounced for the first time in history the shameful destruction on the U.S., the chieftain of the world imperialism, was filled with delight and passion of all the participants who are to significantly commemorate the great war victory day as a grand festival of glory and succession with
A ceremony of the commemorative event was held.
The central military band of the Ministry of National Defence made different formations to the tune of revolutionary military songs full of the fighting spirit and members of the honor guard of the KPA showed dexterity with rifles.
Then paratroopers and combat flying corps demonstrated their skills.
A paratrooper dropped at an altitude of 1 200 meters, released a control parachute and threaded the nocturnal sky with a dazzling flower presenting to the defenders of the country in the great years of war victory.
The participants warmly applauded the paratrooper solemnly flying in the sky of July the sacred flag of the Republic, which the heroic soldiers, sung and unsung, defended with blood and handed down by sacrificing even their families, love, dreams, hope, youth and lives to bring about the victory of July 27.
Combat pilots of the KPA air force units, which were awarded the guard unit title with military merits for opening the way to a charge for southward advance earlier than other units during the Fatherland Liberation War, began demonstrating their aviation skills.
The participants raised cheers of admiration at the flying corps letting off fireworks of celebration and respect in the nocturnal sky on the war victory day while displaying such aerial combat flying movements as zero flights, vertical zooming and spiral climbs blowing off shower of fire.
Light melodies, dynamic rhythms and seasoned dropping and flying skills colorfully decorated the prelude of the commemorative event, indicating that during 1 129 days of the Fatherland Liberation War the service personnel and civilians of the DPRK performed great feats unprecedented in the world war history, created the centuries-old war victory myth and crowned their proud nomenclature and national flag with the laurels of a full-fledged world power, under the guidance of the great leader, the peerlessly brilliant commander.
The respected General Secretary
All the participants burst into stormy cheers of "Hurrah!", looking up to
Invited to the event were participants in the Fatherland Liberation War including Choe Yong Rim, Thae Jong Su, Ri Myong Su, An Sim, Kim Kyong Ok, Kim Si Hak and Ri Kil Song.
Attending it were cadres of the Party and the government together with lecturers in the field of revolutionary history of war victory, students of revolutionary schools, university students, officials of ministries and national institutions and Pyongyangites.
Also present were senior officials of the Ministry of National Defence, commanders of the services, military and political commanding officers of large combined units and combined units and other officers and men of the Korean People's Army.
There was a ceremony of hoisting the national flag.
Members of the honor guard of the Korean People's Army solemnly entered the venue to the tune of the song "Our National Flag", upholding the DPRK flag.
Amid the solemn playing of the DPRK national anthem, the sacred national flag was gradually hoisted up to the nocturnal sky of the war victory day.
His speech greatly stirred up the hearts of all the participants as it was pulsating with warm love, respect and noble moral obligation toward the great revolutionary generation who honorably defended the glorious fatherland and provided an mental and moral asset making our revolution always emerge victorious through generations to come and with the solemn declaration of the will to display forever the most dignified and independent powerful country of the people, provided at the sacrifice of forerunners, to the whole world.
When he concluded the speech, thunderous cheers of the generation of war victors and their descendants rocked the sky and the earth again.
The event venue was overflowing with conviction that the future of socialist Korea will be eternally bright and rosy as it is led by
Amid the enthusiastic cheers, the display of spectacular fireworks started.
Fireworks were gorgeously displayed in the sky over the immortal statue of victory and group of sculptures of the heroic fighters as congratulatory bouquets to the generation of war victors who created a new history of building a prosperous country by successfully following the tradition of the anti-Japanese war.
Fireworks continued to be set off amid the playing of songs in praise of war victory associated with the ardent desire and will to bring earlier a fresh victory of Korean-style socialism true to the noble soul of forerunners, more warmly implanting the immutable truth that all victory and glory are in store on the road of faith advancing unyieldingly by dint of great ideology and unity.
The fireworks depicting the flag of the Republic and the Hero Medal and letters "Long live July 27, the day of great war victory" were also displayed in the sky, reflecting the noble tribute the motherland and the descendants pay to the heroic soldiers in the war.
A unique performance began to commemorate the great V-Day.
Put on the stage were wartime songs and pieces of popular music echoed as songs of struggle and faith in the annals of victory.
Singing "Song of National Defence", the first wartime song loudly sang by all the Korean people as the one of all-people volunteering to the front and the one of advance to smash the enemy at the beginning of the war, and other songs of death-defying resistance created in the flames of the war, the performers highly praised the legendary feats of the defenders of the country who repelled the invasion by the U.S. imperialists and won the victory unprecedented in history, united around President
When the sacred image and recorded rotund voice of
The stage was full of respects to the war victors who saved the destiny and future of the country by smashing an A-bomb with a rifle and handed down the great fame and honor of being heroic Korea and heroic people to the coming generation. Put on it in succession were "For My Only Motherland" and other songs telling the noble spirit and soul of the generation of war victors.
Amid the playing of the song "My Life" recalling the worthwhile memoirs and pride of the great history of war victory, the stage electric display showed the images of anti-Japanese revolutionary fighters and veterans of the DPRK armed forces organs who performed immortal feats on the sacred road for developing the revolutionary armed forces.
The performance reached its climax with the narrative poem "Warriors' Soul" which reflected the respects to the generation of war victors who turned the war, the worst disaster, into the most sacred glory called war victory.
The audience was deeply moved by the narrative poem reflecting the solemn pledge of the successors to steadily write a history of war victory in the new century, a heroic epic of the indomitable nation of war victory, at the cost of their blood and sweat to be proud of in the world, with the absolute faith that victory is always in store for our people and the DPRK as long as they carry forward the great heroic spirit of the defenders of the country in the 1950s.
They enthusiastically applauded the programs full of the will to reliably carry forward our idea and social system and valuable tradition of victory, defended by the first defenders of the Republic at the cost of their blood, through generations and develop the sacred motherland into the more powerful and the most powerful country, which eternally prospers, to be recorded in history.
The performers also sang "Song of Combating Chinese People's Volunteers" dealing with the military merits of the excellent sons and daughters of the Chinese people who fought shoulder to shoulder with the Korean people in the same trench of the war against the imperialists' invasion.
The performance redoubled the people's readiness to be eternally strong and victorious holding higher the banner of self-sustenance and self-development under the leadership of
Again jubilant fireworks were set off to decorate the nocturnal sky of the holiday beautifully.
The commemorative event, which adorned the 69th anniversary of the great war victory with glee, was a significant occasion that demonstrated the steadfast faith and will of all the people and service personnel across the country to more proudly display under the guidance of the great Party Central Committee the country as a thriving power of Juche to be admired by the world, with the invincible truth implanted by the July 27 miracle, the great victory of the anti-imperialist, anti-U.S. struggle which will be immortal in the history of the country as a powerful driving force of the revolution.