Ideas and Exploits of Kim Il Sung Will Be Immortal
The whole country was wrapped in solemn atmosphere on July 8 on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the death of Kim Il Sung, father of the nation, founder of socialist Korea and eternal leader of the Korean people.
Kim Jong Un, First Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, First Chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission and Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army, visited the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun together with the commanding officers of the KPA at 00:00 on July 8.
He entered the hall where the statues of President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il stand and paid a homage to the statues together with the participants.
He then went with them to the hall of immortality where Kim Il Sung is preserved in his lifetime appearance and made a bow to him in the humblest reverence.
After looking round the room where the orders, medals and honorary titles conferred on Kim Il Sung are exhibited, the hall of lamentation and the halls that house the coach and car he had used in his lifetime, he and other participants entered the hall of immortality where Kim Jong Il is preserved in his lifetime appearance and made a bow to him in the humblest reverence.
They then looked round the room where the orders, medals and honorary titles conferred on Kim Jong Il are exhibited, and the halls that house the car, battery car, vessel and coach he had used in his lifetime.
The participants made up their mind to add eternal lustre to immortal exploits of the great Generalissimos and remain faithful to the leadership of Kim Jong Un, thus accomplishing the revolutionary cause of Juche, the cause of Songun-based revolution.
A national memorial service to mark the 20th anniversary of the death of President Kim Il Sung was held with solemnity in Pyongyang on July 8.
Marshal Kim Jong Un attended the memorial service.
All the participants observed a moment’s silence in memory of the President.
The memorial address was delivered by Kim Yong Nam, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea and president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People’s Assembly.
Describing the life of the President as that of the most outstanding leader of the people and peerlessly great man who devoted his all to the country, the
people, the times and humankind, he said that our Party and people could emerge victorious thanks to the President’s ideological and mental legacy.
Noting that the revolutionary cause of Juche pioneered and led victoriously by President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il is now steadily being advanced by our Party, he called on all the people to venerate them forever as the images of the powerful Paektusan nation and fight on more staunchly for the final victory in the revolutionary cause of Juche under the leadership of supreme leader Kim Jong Un.
Similar memorial services took place throughout the country—in provinces, cities (districts), counties and industrial enterprises.
An endless stream of service personnel, people from all walks of life, youth and schoolchildren visited the statues of President and the portraits of his beaming image in Pyongyang and other places of the country to pay tribute to him on the greatest memorial day of the nation.
A national symposium took place to study and learn from his revolutionary exploits performed before the country, revolution and people and add brilliance to them. The Ministry of the People’s Armed Forces held a seminar on his greatness. Oath-taking and remembrance meetings and concerts were also held across the country.
Korean service personnel and people who observed the day of the greatest loss of the nation with heartfelt yearning for the President were filled with a patriotic zeal to translate the Generalissimos’ wish into reality without fail under the leadership of Kim Jong Un.
Kim Jong Un, Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army, visits the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun in July Juche 103 (2014) on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the demise of President Kim Il Sung
National memorial service is held with solemnity in July Juche 103 (2014)
Floral baskets and bouquets are laid before the statues of the great Generalissimos on Mansu Hill on the occasion of the greatest national mourning day and oath-taking rallies and remembrance meetings held