October 22, 2019
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National Flag Flying High

Date: 14/09/2019 | Source: Naenara (En) | Read original version at source

The national flag of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is flying high in the clear, blue sky of September.

For over seven decades since its founding on September 9, 1948, the DPRK has led the Korean people along the road resplendent with brilliant victory and glory, through grim trials and hardships.

For the Korean people, who had suffered the bitter fate of a ruined nation, the national flag permeated with the proud history of the DPRK became the symbol of the embrace and cradle to which they entrusted their destiny and life.

They regarded the blue and red national flag with a five-pointed red star as the criterion of the rights they exercised as the masters of the country and their destiny for the first time in the long history spanning 5 000 years.

Holding high the national flag, they built a democratic, new Korea and fought bravely in the Fatherland Liberation War (June 1950-July 1953) to defend the country. After the war they built a socialist state which is independent, self-sufficient and self- reliant in national defence on this land where centuries-old backwardness and poverty prevailed and laid out a grand flower garden of single-hearted unity.

Cherishing the national flag deep in their hearts, the Korean people, be they at factories, cooperative farms, army posts and schools, are devoting their wisdom, strength and passion and performing patriotic deeds to glorify it.

Among them are sportspeople looking up to the national flag being hoisted at the international tournaments and university students winning the world memory championships.

There are also those who keep lighthouses on far-flung islands, wishing only for the prosperity of the country.

It is the unshakable belief of the Korean people that their worthwhile life, happiness, beautiful hope and bright future can be assured only under the fluttering national flag.

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