Funeral of Kim Yong Chun Held
Pyongyang, August 21 (KCNA) -- A state funeral of Marshal of the Korean People's Army Kim Yong Chun, member of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, deputy to the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly and general adviser to the Ministry of the People's Armed Forces, solemnly took place here on Monday.
There was a ceremony of carrying the coffin out of the April 25 House of Culture.
Members of the state funeral committee were on hand.
The coffin was carried out of the house amid the playing of the funeral music.
The armored car carrying the coffin left for the Patriotic Martyrs Cemetery in Sinmi-ri, escorted by motorcycles.
In the streets of the capital including Pipha Street, Hasin Street and Ryonmot-dong, service personnel of the Korean People's Army and the Korean People's Internal Security Forces and Pyongyangites bid farewell to the deceased in deep sorrow.
A ceremony of bidding the last farewell to the deceased took place at the Patriotic Martyrs Cemetery in Sinmi-ri.
The Supreme Leader of the Party, state and army
Army General Kim Su Gil, director of the KPA General Political Bureau, made a eulogy.
He said that the career of Kim Yong Chun was a glorious life in which he enjoyed the most worthy life as revolutionary under the warm and special loving care of President
Although Marshal Kim Yong Chun passed away, his exploits will remain long in the history of the country, he stressed.
The remains of the deceased were buried amid the playing of funeral music and the firing of a volley for the deceased.
Leading officials of the armed forces organs and bereaved family members spread earth on the remains.
Placed before the grave was a wreath bearing the august name of
Members of the state funeral committee, bereaved family members and officials of the Party and armed forces' organs observed a moment's silence in memory of the deceased.
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