calendar>>August 19. 2009 Juche 98
Wreaths Laid before Grave of Kim Po Hyon
Pyongyang, August 19 (KCNA) -- Wreaths were laid before the grave of Kim Po Hyon, ardent patriot, in Mangyongdae on Wednesday on the occasion of the 138th anniversary of his birth.

Seen before the grave was a wreath sent by Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army.

Attending the wreath-laying ceremony were Yang Hyong Sop, Kim Ki Nam, officials of the Party, armed forces and power organs, ministries and national institutions, servicepersons of the KPA and working people in the city of Pyongyang.

Wreaths in the name of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, ministries and national institutions, military universities, educational and publishing institutions and party and power organs and farms in the city of Pyongyang were laid before the grave.

The participants observed a moment's silence, looking back upon the lofty life of Kim Po Hyon who dedicated his all to the future of the country and the nation with noble patriotism and benevolence.

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