He was accompanied by Minister of National Defence of the DPRK Kang Sun Nam and other commanding officers of the Ministry of National Defence, commanders of the services and commanders of the large combined units of the Korean People's Army.
He paid noble respects to the martyrs of the great years who honourably defended the sovereignty and welfare of the country and people with the victory won at the cost of blood and priceless sacrifice and supported the noble ideological and mental legacy and the tradition of victory with the strong and steady cornerstone of mightiness of the DPRK.
He said: The miracle of the V-Day July 27 brought by the first defenders of the DPRK by firmly defending the forefront of the anti-imperialist struggle in the eastern corner of the globe is a victory of the extraordinary and ardent patriotic cause of the Korean army and people that resolutely safeguarded the honour and sovereignty of the country; it is a great victory of human history which gave an indelible disgrace and defeat to the US imperialists, the ringleader of aggression and prevented another world war.
The priceless victory won by the victorious wartime generation at the cost of their blood and lives and the victories achieved in the undaunted confrontation with the US imperialists century after century and generation after generation for 70 years are a genuine model of defending the country and peace which clearly convinced the whole world of the entity of the just state, a people's country, which cannot be conquered by force. This is a proud dignity and prestige along with the 5,000-year-long history of the Korean nation.
Invincible is the state with the great history and tradition, which are firmly carried forward. The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the most dignified and independent power in the world, will emerge ever-victorious when the heroic spirit and fighting mettle displayed in the great years are successfully carried forward with an irresistible force peculiar to the Korean revolution, he added.