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Anniversary of Kim Jong Il's Work Observed

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

   Pyongyang, May 15 (KCNA) -- Rodong Sinmun Monday dedicates a signed article to the 18th anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il's famous work "Let Us All Live and Struggle Like Heroes". The work published on May 15, Juche 77 (1988) clarifies valuable truth that to live and struggle like heroes means leading the most worthwhile and rewarding life as an independent human being and principled issues of making the spirit of heroic struggle prevail throughout the society.
    The last nearly 20 years since the publication of the work have witnessed great heroism displayed in the confrontation with the imperialists and the United States and the drive to build a great prosperous powerful nation in the DPRK, world startling heroic feats performed by its army and people and the stirring reality in which everybody lives and struggles like a hero, all of which is ascribable to Kim Jong Il's outstanding idea and his wise leadership, the article notes, and says:
    A new great surge will be effected in this land when all the servicepersons and people fully display mass heroism in the on-going general march of Songun revolution.
    Working hard to accomplish the cause of Songun of the Workers' Party of Korea, in particular, means a main engine for performing ceaseless heroic feats in the on-going sacred struggle to defend and glorify Korean-style socialism.
    Mass heroism now being fully displayed among the servicepersons and people in the general march of Songun revolution is based on their conviction of victory in the cause of Songun. "Let us meet the requirements of Songun in the ideological view, the fighting trait and lifestyle!" is the maxim of the servicepersons and people in their struggle and life.
    They are registering signal successes in their drive to build a great prosperous powerful nation in all fields and at all units with a high caliber and innovative insight. They are, at the same time, carrying out their tasks, remaining true at their posts of the revolution with pure conscience and sense of obligation that one should deem it an honor to have joy and sorrow and an ordeal on the road of following the leader.
    The DPRK will become richer and more powerful as the days go by thanks to the heroic people who are dedicating themselves to Kim Jong Il with pure conscience and noble sense of obligation, the article concludes.

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