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Ceremony of Completion of War Martyrs Cemetery Held in Presence of Kim Jong Un
| Pyongyang, July 25 (KCNA) -- The Fatherland Liberation War Martyrs Cemetery was successfully built in Pyongyang on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the victory in the great Fatherland Liberation War.
There stands a monument bearing President Kim Il Sung's proposition at the cemetery. It reads: "Heroic feats and undying exploits performed by the service personnel of the People's Army in the Fatherland Liberation War will always remain in the revolutionary history of our people in golden letters and they will be conveyed down through generations. Kim Il Sung."
The cemetery consists of the gatepost built in a peculiar style on the basis of formative art around the Memorial Tower of the People's Army Martyrs, wreath-laying stand "Soul of Heroes", monument to a poem dedicated to hero soldiers and groups of sculptures. Remains of at least 500 martyrs are entombed in the cemetery.
A solemn ceremony was held on Thursday in the presence of the dear respected Kim Jong Un.
Present there were Pak Pong Ju, Choe Ryong Hae and other senior officials of the party, state and army, delegates of war veterans, officials of the party, armed forces and power bodies, social organizations, ministries and national institutions, families of martyrs, service personnel of the Korean People's Army and the Korean People's Internal Security Forces, merited persons, citizens, overseas Korean delegations and Koreans from abroad and the chief of the Pyongyang mission of the Anti-Imperialist National Democratic Front.
Present there on invitation were diplomatic envoys of various countries and representatives of international bodies here, foreign delegations, delegates and guests staying here to participate in the celebrations of the 60th war victory anniversary.
Kim Ki Nam, member of the Political Bureau and secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea Central Committee, declared the ceremony of the completion opened.
Kim Jong Un cut the tape to inaugurate the cemetery.
A wreath in the name of Kim Jong Un was laid on the wreath-laying stand.
Then followed a wreath in the joint name of the C.C., WPK and the Central Military Commission of the WPK and the DPRK National Defence Commission, the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly and Cabinet of the DPRK.
A wreath in the name of all the Koreans was also laid there.
Kim Jong Un paid silent tribute to fallen fighters of the People's Army.
All the participants paid high respects for the martyrs.
Kim Jong Un went round the cemetery together with senior officials of the party, state and army, delegates of war veterans, diplomatic envoys of various countries and representatives of international bodies, foreign delegations, delegates and guests and overseas Koreans.
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