Pyongyang, July 26 (KCNA) -- A national meeting was held here Sunday to celebrate the 62nd anniversary of the Korean people's victory in the great Fatherland Liberation War.
Present there were Kim Yong Nam, Hwang Pyong So, Pak Pong Ju, Choe Ryong Hae and other senior officials of the party, state and army, the chairperson of a friendly party, participants in the 4th National Conference of War Veterans, officials of the party, armed forces, public organizations, ministries and national institutions, service personnel of the Korean People's Army and the Korean People's Internal Security Forces, officials of institutions, industrial establishments, heroes, those who had the honor of being received by President
Present there on invitation were foreign diplomatic envoys, representatives of international organizations and military attaches of foreign embassies here and foreign guests.
KPA Army General Pak Yong Sik, minister of the People's Armed Forces, made a report at the meeting.
The reporter said:
The history of the Korean people's struggle against imperialism was a glorious history which witnessed the establishment of the tradition of the most shining victory under the most difficult conditions and its inheritance generation after generation thanks to the peerlessly great persons of Mt. Paektu.
What is distinguished in the sacred course is that the army and people of the DPRK defeated the U.S. imperialists and worked military miracles in the Fatherland Liberation War for the first time in the history under the leadership of the President.
The service personnel and people turned out as one in hearty response to the call of the President. They fought like phoenix in the whole period of the hard-fought war, firmly defending the freedom and independence of the country and inflicting upon the U.S. imperialists a shameful and bitter defeat for the first time in more than 100-year blood-stained history of aggression.
The army and people of the DPRK could defeat the formidable enemy in the war thanks to the warm love for their own things and deep trust in their own strength.
The tradition of the victory established by the President was successfully carried forward by
In the past years when the enemy perpetrated armed provocations against the DPRK on a daily basis, he smashed with his matchless pluck and superb strategy all the moves of the U.S. imperialists to ignite a new war such as infiltration of armed spy ship Pueblo and large-size spy plane EC-121 and Panmunjom incident and thus strikingly demonstrated the dignity and might of heroic Korea to the world.
It is more than 60 years since the ceasefire on the land but peace has not yet settled on it.
The past Korean war brought about the beginning of a downhill turn for the U.S. but the second Korean war will bring the final ruin to U.S. imperialism.
If the U.S. imperialists provoke a new war, oblivious of the lessons they drew from the documents of surrender signed by them in the past, the revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK will wipe out the aggressors to the last one so that there would be no one left to sign a surrender document and surely achieve the historic cause of national reunification. -0-