Kim Jong Un, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and president of the State Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), visited the Revolutionary Martyrs Cemetery on Mt Taesong on April 25, the 90th founding anniversary of the Korean People's Revolutionary Army.
Accompanying him were Pak Jong Chon and Ri Pyong Chol, members of the Presidium of the Political Bureau and secretaries of the WPK Central Committee, Ri Yong Gil, minister of National Defence of the DPRK, and commanders of the large combined units of the Korean People's Army (KPA).
The guard of honor of the KPA lined up at the cemetery.
The national anthem of the DPRK was played there.
A wreath from the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un was laid before the wreath-laying stand of the cemetery amid the playing of the wreath-laying music.
Wreaths in the names of the WPK Central Military Commission and the KPA were placed at the stand.
Written on the ribbons of wreaths were letters "The revolutionary martyrs will be immortal".
Kim Jong Un, together with the visitors, paid a silent tribute to the anti-Japanese revolutionary martyrs who dedicated their youth and lives to accomplishing the sacred cause of national independence and emancipation of the people.
There took place a march-past of the KPA guard of honor.
Kim Jong Un looked round the cemetery.
Recollecting the achievements and the eternal history of struggle of the anti-Japanese revolutionary forerunners who held President Kim Il Sung in high esteem as the center of unity and leadership in the period of pioneering the Korean revolution and established the revolutionary traditions of Mt Paektu, the eternal treasure of the revolution, by making a long journey of bloody battles, he placed flowers at the busts of Kim Chaek, An Kil, Ryu Kyong Su and Choe Hyon and paid high tribute to the revolutionary martyrs.
Saying that the anti-Japanese revolutionary fighters, the first generation of the Korean revolution, accomplished the historic cause of national liberation by overcoming in the do-or-die spirit the worst trials baffling human imagination with the transparent faith that they would certainly win victory thanks to Kim Il Sung, the validity of their cause and the optimism about the future, he stressed that the immortal feats of the anti-Japanese guerrillas, who established the great traditions of the Korean revolution shining along with the history of succession and provided the eternal foundations of our great state, will be conveyed to posterity.
He said that the revolutionary traditions of Mt Paektu serve as the firm foundations of our Party and revolution, the noble spirit to be kept by our people and service personnel forever and the most precious treasure that should never be bartered for any valuables, adding that the history of Juche-oriented army building woven with victory and glory clearly proves the inexhaustible power and everlasting viability of the spirit of Mt Paektu.
Noting that thanks to the event on April 25 to remain in history forever, the revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK has developed into a world-class powerful army, socialist Korea demonstrated its might and the Korean people led an independent and happy life, he said that the revolution, given continuity by the ideological lineage and faith, will always emerge victorious. The noble souls of the anti-Japanese revolutionary forerunners will be immortal along with the glorious history of our powerful revolutionary army and the prosperous development of our great state, he stressed.