Anniversary of victory in Yonphyong Island shelling marked

3rd anniversary of victory in Yonphyong Island shelling battle

There took place a meeting in Kangryong County, South Hwanghae Province on Saturday to mark the 3rd anniversary of the victory in the Yonphyong Island shelling battle.

Present there were service personnel of the Korean People's Army, officials and other people of the county.

People and schoolchildren presented bouquets and garlands to the combatants who displayed their valor in the Yonphyong Island shelling, warmly congratulating them.

Ri Song Guk, commander of the 4th Corps of the KPA, in his speech said that the KPA, which is taking hold on the arms of Mt. Paektu given by the Workers' Party of Korea and the leader, won the victory in the shelling battle.

The news that Yonphyong Island was engulfed in flames for two days after targets were hit by the shells fired by artillerymen of the KPA created a great sensation in the whole world. This instilled conviction of victory and courage into the people but threw the enemy into horror and uneasiness, he noted.

Through the shelling battle the service personnel of the unit hardened the conviction that they were capable of wiping out any enemy as they were led by the peerlessly illustrious commanders and there were the single-minded unity of the army and people.

Pak Yong Ho, chief secretary of the South Hwanghae Provincial Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, said in his congratulatory speech extended warm congratulations and greetings to the service personnel who gave full play to the dignity of the powerful revolutionary Paektusan army and instilled great conviction into the people. If the enemy fires a shell to the DPRK, all the people will fight with the service personnel as they did that day three years ago and will win victory, he added.

Ri Jong Ok, chairman of the Kangryong County Committee of the General Federation of Trade Unions of Korea, in his congratulatory speech said that that day when there occurred the Yonphyong Island shelling officials, inhabitants and farmers in the county visited service personnel with aid materials they provided with sincerity and inspired them.

KPA officer Kim Kyong Su, Choe Yong Jin, head of the Hero Artillery Piece, said in their speeches that all service personnel would firmly prepare themselves to be a-match-for-a hundred artillerymen capable of hitting any target under any circumstances and make a prompt deadly counterattack against any slightest provocation of the enemy.

The meeting was followed by a performance given by the art squad of the KPA 4th Corps.

(KCNA - November 24, 2013)

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