North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Pays Tribute to Kim Jong Il on War Anniversary
kpride, July 27, 2015, 9:29 a.m.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un Monday paid tribute to his late father and grandfather to mark the 62nd anniversary of what it claims is its victory in the 1950-53 Korean War, the North's media said.
Accompanied by senior military officials, the North's young leader visited the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun at midnight where the embalmed bodies of his father, Kim Jong-il, and grandfather Kim Il-sung lie in state, according to the Korean Central News Agency.
The armistice that ended the Korean War was signed on July 27, 1953, leaving South and North Korea technically in a state of war. The North has designated the date as "Victory Day" to celebrate what it claims is its victory against the United States during the war. "The participants vowed to achieve national reunification, a long-cherished wish by the two leaders, by winning a war against U.S. imperialists," the KCNA said.