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Statues of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il Erected in Wonsan
| Wonsan, December 22 (KCNA) -- The statues of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il were erected in Wonsan City, Kangwon Province on the occasion of the 22nd anniversary of Kim Jong Il's assumption of the supreme commandership of the Korean People's Army (KPA).
The statues vividly depict smiling Kim Il Sung with a hand on his waist and smiling Kim Jong Il in simple padded clothes, who wishes the bright future of the great Paektusan nation.
The unveiling ceremony took place on Sunday.
Present at the ceremony were Kim Yong Nam, Pak Pong Ju, Jang Jong Nam and other senior officials of the party, state and army, officials concerned, service personnel of the KPA and the Korean People's Internal Security Forces and officials, employees of the units and shock brigade members who contributed to the erection of the statues, and working people and school youth and children in the province.
The statues were unveiled by leading officials of the party, state and army and senior officials of the province.
A floral basket sent by Marshal Kim Jong Un was laid before the statues.
Place before the statues was a floral basket in the joint name of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly and the DPRK Cabinet.
Floral baskets in the name of Kangwon Province, party and power organs, industrial establishments, factories and farms in the province and units of the KPA and the Korean People's Internal Security Forces were also laid before the statues.
All the participants in the ceremony made a bow to the statues of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il in humble reverence for them who performed immortal exploits on behalf of the country and nation, the times and history by devoting their whole life to accomplishing the cause of Juche, cause of Songun.
Kim Yong Nam, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK and president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, in his address said that the province is closely associated with the great leadership of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il.
The successful building of the statues reflects the intense loyalty and moral obligation of Kim Jong Un and the firm resolution of the people in Kangwon Province who are determined to glorify the revolutionary exploits of the peerlessly great men through generations.
He called upon all the officials and working people to make a dynamic advance towards a final victory in building a thriving socialist nation and accomplishing the revolutionary cause of Juche under the unfurled flags bearing the beaming images of the peerlessly great men of Mt. Paektu, closely rallied around the Central Committee of the WPK headed by Kim Jong Un.
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