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War Veteran Delegates Warmly Seen Off by Pyongyangites
| Pyongyang, August 1 (KCNA) -- The war veteran delegates to celebrations of the 59th anniversary of the victory in the Fatherland Liberation War Wednesday left Pyongyang for home amid warm send-off of senior party, state and army officials, service members and citizens.
Citizens from all walks of life lined up along streets here to give warm send-off to those who showed that true patriotism lies in devotedly defending the leader and the country in the days of the hard-fought war.
The farewell-bidders expressed profound respect and trust in the war veterans.
Officials and employees of the April 25 Hotel, lodgings of the war veterans, warmly saw them off.
Lines of buses with the veterans aboard arrived at Jonsung Square amid the warm sendoff of a large number of servicepersons standing along Hero Street.
Those present there included Choe Ryong Hae, Kim Jong Gak, Kim Yong Chun and Ri Myong Su and officials of armed forces bodies.
Citizens and students and children stood along the routes and waved their hands to the war veterans who were leaving after receiving the great loving care shown by the dear respected Kim Jong Un.
Yang Hyong Sop, Pak To Chun and other senior party and state officials and officials of the Cabinet, working people's organizations, ministries and national institutions and citizens here and youth and students saw off the old people who were leaving here by air, bus and train.
Upon arrival at their destinations, the war veterans visited statues of President Kim Il Sung and the portraits of the smiling peerlessly great persons to pay tribute to them. They vowed to fulfill their mission as the revolutionary forerunners in the drive for the prosperity of the country.
They were heartily greeted by officials, comrades-in-arms, family members and relatives in their localities.
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