DPRK leader pays respects to fallen soldiers to mark anniversary of Korean War armistice

DPRK leader Kim Jong Un (C) visits the Fatherland Liberation War Martyrs Cemetery for the 68th anniversary of the Korean armistice in Pyongyang, the DPRK, July 27, 2021. /KCNA via Reuters

Kim Jong Un, the top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), visited a cemetery on Monday midnight to pay respects to the soldiers killed during the 1950-53 Korean War to commemorate the armistice that ended the fighting in the war, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported.

Laying a flower at the cemetery, Kim, also general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), chairman of the State Affairs Commission and commander-in-chief of the armed forces of the DPRK, made a round of the cemetery together with other participants.

"No matter how much time may flow and how many times a generation is replaced by another, the noble revolutionary spirit and heroic exploits of the generation who won the victory in the war would dynamically propel the victorious advance of our people towards a fresh victory of the revolution," KCNA quoted Kim as saying.

The spirit will "steadily stimulate and sublimate patriotism and enthusiasm of the rising generations for struggle," he said.

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