Present at the meeting were Choe Ryong Hae, Hyon Yong Chol, Kim Kyok Sik, Hyon Chol Hae and other officials of the Ministry of the People’s Armed Forces and service personnel.
Choe Ryong Hae, director of the General Political Bureau of the KPA, made a speech of paying humble respect to Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il at the meeting.
He said that all the soldiers who came to the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun pay high tributes and extend eternal glory to Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, reflecting the unanimous wish of all the service personnel and the people.
Stressing the need to guarantee the national reunification and build a thriving nation with strong arms, true to the behests of the Generalissimos, he went on:
The KPA will become the O Jung Hup-led 7th Regiment of today which firmly defends the WPK Central Committee headed by Kim Jong Un and the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun and the reliable scout party and strong mainstay of the Songun revolution which will take the lead in implementing the WPK’s idea and resolution in the air, ground and seas.
With the steadfast stand of “Immediate counterattack to provocation, just war for national reunification to a war of aggression!” the KPA will mercilessly defeat the aggressors and accomplish the historic cause of national reunification if the U.S. imperialists and south Korean group of traitors hurt the dignity and sovereignty of the country even a bit.
We will embody Kim Jong Il’s patriotism and display the spirit of “At one go” in every front of building a thriving nation to erect more edifices and make the happy laughs and hurrah for the WPK resound throughout the country.
Other speeches were made for vowing to remain faithful to Marshal Kim Jong Un.
Jang Jong Nam, commander of the First Corps of the KPA, pledged to always remember the trust given by the supreme commander who named the unit corps of tigers of Mt. Paektu, saying the corps will make the enemies be stunned by its gunfire of annihilating them and turn each ravine into their death pitfall when the hour of decisive battle comes.
Kim Hyong Ryong, commander of the Second Corps, said that the service personnel of the corps will turn the stronghold of the south Korean puppet forces into a sea of flames if they dare slander the dignity of the DPRK even a bit, finding fault with its satellite launch.
Ri Yong Gil, commander of the Fifth Corps, declared that his corps will defeat the enemy aggressors which are stationed within the operational area of the corps at one stroke when it receives the order from the supreme commander.
Choe Kyong Song, commander of the 11th Corps, said a-match-for-a-hundred combatants will do whatever they are determined to do and surely win in battles. The world will clearly see how they will put an end to the destiny of the aggressors along the way marked by the red arrow drawn by the Supreme Command, he added.
After the speeches, service personnel of the Ground, Navy and Air and Anti-Air Forces of the KPA marched past the plaza.
There was a ceremony of the entrance of the military band of the KPA amid the solemn playing of music “The Leader Will Always Be with Us” and “The General Is Immortal as Sun” prior to the meeting.