Ethics of the Times.

On July 24, many residents in Rangnang District, Pyongyang, sent off the war veterans who were to participate in the Sixth National Conference of War Veterans, extending warm congratulations to them.

Among them was a woman who was called “our daughter” by war veterans. She was Kim Kum Suk, a worker at the direct sales shop in Rangnang District, Pyongyang.

She said: The State always bestows social benefits on the war veterans. But the more I was deeply impressed by the mental world of war veterans who had devoted their youth for the country and the coming generations the more I wanted to do something for them. I thought it to be the duty of our generation for the victorious wartime generation.

She began to visit the houses of war veterans on the occasions of their birthdays and on national holidays.

She called on them any time and took good care of them as their own daughters do lest they feel any inconvenience in their living.

Phyo Song Gon, 86, living in Neighbourhood Unit No. 92 in Sungni-dong No.3, said: It is easier said than done. Housekeeping requires much labour for her as she is a housewife with her husband and a child. But she has devoted herself for us war veterans, so we were deeply impressed by her sincerity.

Grandmother Kim Song Gu, resident in the same neighbourhood, said: I feel sorry for the country as I fail to give any help to it because of poor health under the weight of years. But the State takes good care of us, ordinary war veterans. Our socialist system is the best in the world.

A large number of people with such noble virtues can be found in the DPRK, and such laudable deeds constitute an established trend and ethics in its society.