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Statues of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il Erected at Ministry of People's Armed Forces
Pyongyang, August 24 (KCNA) -- Statues of Generalissimos Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il were erected at the Ministry of the People's Armed Forces on the occasion of August 25 when Kim Jong Il started the Songun revolutionary leadership.

This is a great event which powerfully demonstrated the unshakable will of all service personnel and people to accomplish the cause of the sun generation after generation, holding the commanders of Mt. Paektu in high esteem forever, and translated into a reality the greatest desire of the service personnel of the Korean People's Army.

The statues depict Kim Il Sung with his hands on his waist and his face beaming with a broad smile and smiling Kim Jong Il visualizing a bright future of the new century and wishing Songun Korea eternal prosperity.

An unveiling ceremony took place on Friday.

Present there were Choe Ryong Hae, Hyon Yong Chol, Kim Kyong Hui, Kim Jong Gak, Jang Song Thaek, Kim Yong Chun, Kim Ki Nam, Hyon Chol Hae and O Kuk Ryol, and senior officials of the Ministry, servicepersons, military families, officials and employees of organs that rendered devoted services for the erection of the statues and people in the city.

The statues were unveiled by senior party and army officials.

When they were unveiled, the statues of the great Generalissimos, ever-victorious banner and symbol of victory and glory of Songun Korea, shed their brilliant rays.

That moment the crowds broke into rousing cheers of "hurrah," a gun salute was fired and balloons soared into the sky, beautifully decorating it.

A floral basket bearing the august name of Supreme Commander Marshal Kim Jong Un was laid before the statues.

Also placed before them were a floral basket in the joint name of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, the Central Military Commission of the WPK and the DPRK National Defence Commission and a floral basket in the joint name of the General Staff and the General Political Bureau of the KPA and the Ministry of the People's Armed Forces.

Hundreds of floral baskets were laid there in the names of the KPA units and sub-units of different levels, military academies and units honored with the field guidance given by the commanders of Mt. Paektu.

All the participants paid high tribute to President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il.

KPA Vice Marshal Choe Ryong Hae, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the C.C., the WPK, vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission of the WPK and director of the General Political Bureau of the KPA, made an unveiling speech.

He referred to the immortal exploits the great Generalissimos performed by turning the DPRK into a world-class military power having matchless military capability and enabling it to demonstrate its might as a full-fledged nuclear weapons state.

The great event of holding an unveiling ceremony of their statues is the brilliant fruition of the noblest sense of moral obligation and wise leadership of Supreme Commander Kim Jong Un, he stressed.

He paid highest tribute to the Generalissimos, reflecting the boundless reverence of all the service personnel and people of the country for them and extended the highest glory and warmest thanks to Marshal Kim Jong Un for having opened a new chapter in carrying forward the Songun revolutionary cause of Juche.

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