Fatherland Liberation War Martyrs Cemetery
Nearly 70 years has passed since then, but you can still see the wartime heroes and heroines who are laid in state at the foot of the picturesque Mt. Sokbak in the capital city of Pyongyang.
The Fatherland Liberation War Martyrs Cemetery can be found at the foot of Mt. Sokbak.
It is a monumental architecture built on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the great victory in the Fatherland Liberation War under the meticulous guidance of the respected
Seen at the cemetery is a monument inscribed with instructions of the great leader
The giant granite gateposts depicting the fluttering flags of the Workers' Party of Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea show the figures "1950" and "1953" meaning the years when the Fatherland Liberation War started and ended. Standing before them are group sculptures representing mourners. They mean that the WPK and the DPRK embrace the war martyrs and add eternal brilliance to their lives.
Past the gateposts are the monument inscribed with instructions of
You can also see the tower in memory of the fallen soldiers of the People's Army as well as the wreath-laying stand depicting a coffin covered by the flag of the Republic, on which a submachine gun that the valiant soldiers did not lay down to the death and a military cap bearing a badge with shining five-point star were found.
The tens of metre-high tower depicts a bayonet wrapped by red flag with an embossed Hero Medal on it. It intensively shows the noble self-sacrificing spirit displayed by the brave soldiers of the People's Army in the sacred war for defending the country and their will to annihilate the enemy, and the intention of the Korean people to glorify the spirit and exploits of the great years forever.
Laid behind the tower are the graves of more than 500 martyrs in the order of the date of their death in battle.
The gravestones with stone pictures of martyrs have inscriptions of their names, birthdays and dates of death and the Hero Medal in relief.
Lots of working people and school youth and children visit the cemetery every day and make a resolve to carry forward the soul of the victorious wartime generation.