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KPA Three Services Meet at Kumsusan Memorial Palace

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

Pyongyang, February 16 (KCNA) -- Servicepersons of the three services of the Korean People's Army met at the Kumsusan Memorial Palace, the sacred temple of Juche, on Feb. 16 to make public a joint decision on renaming the palace the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, pay respects to Generalissimo Kim Il Sung and Generalissimo Kim Jong Il and pledge loyalty to KPA Supreme Commander Kim Jong Un.

The dear respected Kim Jong Un took part in the meeting.

Kim Yong Nam, Choe Yong Rim, Ri Yong Ho, Kim Kyong Hui, Kim Yong Chun, Kim Jong Gak, senior party, state and army officials, commanders of the KPA services and arms, officials of the party, armed forces, power bodies, social organizations, ministries and national institutions, men and officers of the Korean People's Army and the Korean People's Internal Security Forces, officials in the fields of science, education, culture and arts, public health and media, persons of distinguished services and labor innovators also attended.

Present there on invitation were overseas Koreans including the delegation of the Koreans in Japan for commemorating the Day of the Shining Star and the chief of the Pyongyang mission of the Anti-Imperialist National Democratic Front, diplomatic envoys and representatives of international organizations and members of military attaches corps here.

They observed a moment's silence for Kim Jong Il.

A joint decision of the Central Committee and the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea, the DPRK National Defence Commission, the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly and the DPRK Cabinet was made public to rename the Kumsusan Memorial Palace the "Kumsusan Palace of the Sun".

A ceremony of the service persons of the three services of the KPA followed.

All the participants paid highest respects to the portrait of smiling Generalissimo Kim Il Sung and the portrait of smiling Generalissimo Kim Jong Il, the founder and builder of the revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK.

A 21 gun-salute boomed amid the playing of "Song of General Kim Il Sung" and "Song of General Kim Jong Il".

Chief of KPA General Staff Ri Yong Ho, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the C.C., the WPK, made an address.

He, reflecting the iron faith and will of the KPA, the army of the President and Kim Jong Il and the army of the Supreme Commander, pledged to share the destiny with the party forever even though the earth might break down, the sky fall and the land collapse.

Then the portrait of smiling Kim Jong Il entered the plaza, escorted by columns of colors.

Columns of the units of the three services of the KPA marched by, carrying flags of the Supreme Commander, the WPK and the military to the tune of music of a brass band.

Kim Jong Un held his hand to salute them.

The columns of multiple launch rocket system, missiles and armored cars passed through the plaza.

At the end of the march, he waved back to the enthusiastic, cheering masses.

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