All the people in the DPRK greatly missing Chairman Kim Jong Il, the venerable image of socialist Korea, look back upon his life with the deepest reverence for him on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of his demise.
The first decade since his demise witnessed their sacred struggle for realizing his desire for building a powerful nation under the wise guidance of the Party Central Committee that opened up a new chapter of the leader's immortality. During the struggle they keenly realized the greatness of the revolutionary exploits of the peerlessly great man for the country, the nation and humankind, hardening their belief that the history of the tender-hearted leader will go on forever.
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 Kumsusan Palace of the Sun on December 17, the greatest national memorial day.
Accompanying him 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 for Organizational Affairs of the WPK Central Committee, Kim Tok Hun, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK, vice-president of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and premier of the Cabinet, Pak Jong Chon, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau and secretary of the Central Committee of the WPK, and other senior officials of the Party and the government and leading officials of the ministries and national institutions.
Leading officials of the armed forces organs were present there.
The palace, where President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il, the eternal leaders of the dignified Party, state and people of the DPRK and the great sages of the revolution, lie in state, was wrapped in the most solemn atmosphere.
Placed at the statues of the President and the Chairman was a floral basket on behalf of the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un.
Laid before the statues were floral baskets in the names of the WPK Central Committee, the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK, the Standing Committee of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK and the Cabinet of the DPRK.
Kim Jong Un, together with other visitors, made a deep bow before the statues of the great leaders.
At the hall, where Chairman Kim Jong Il lies in state, the General Secretary paid homage to him as a token of his best wishes for immortality to the Chairman who laid a solid foundation for eternal dignity and prosperity by dedicating all his life to the sacred cause for the country and people under the uplifted red flag of Juche.
Senior officials of the Party and the government renewed their firm pledge to fulfill the honorable mission and duty entrusted to them by the times and the revolution in the ongoing grand struggle for powerfully propelling the comprehensive development of socialist construction by increasing the strong power with which they pioneered the era of our state-first principle under the guidance of Kim Jong Un, cherishing deep in their hearts the beaming image of the Chairman.