Rodong Sinmun: 16. Febr. 2014
Leader Kim Jong Il Is Eternal Image of Powerful Paektusan Nation
Today our army men and people are significantly greeting the birth anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il (Day of the Shining Star) in the humblest reverence.
February 16 is the most auspicious day for the Korean people. It is thanks to this day that our people have come to be blessed with the illustrious leaders generation after generation and the Juche revolutionary cause, Songun revolutionary cause, has been successfully carried forward by the blood line of Mt.Paektu.
Kim Jong Il is the eternal image of the powerful Paektusan nation.
"Let us realize the ideology and cause of the great Comrade Kim Jong Il to the end, firmly united around the respected Marshal Kim Jong Un!", this is the pledge of faith made by our army men and people greeting the Day of the Shining Star.
Kim Jong Il is the peerlessly outstanding leader and illustrious patriot who created a model of succession to the revolutionary cause and construction of a powerful socialist nation with his brilliant ideological and theoretical intelligence, indomitable faith and tireless enthusiastic leadership.
His revolutionary leadership history is adorned with feats of glorifying the revolutionary tradition of Mt. Paektu as the eternal treasure of our country and people.
It is the history of his patriotic devotion during which he made the eternal foundation for the construction of the great Paektusan nation with his indefatigable efforts.
What holds the most particular place in his exploits is that he creditably resolved the issue of succession to leadership for the eternal victory and prosperity of the great Paektusan nation.
His far-reaching ideal for building the great Paektusan nation is being carried into reality by the respected Marshal Kim Jong Un with his outstanding leadership.
The leadership of Marshal Kim Jong Un is the fundamental source whereby to display the dignity and might of the great Paektusan nation to the full.
It is also the propellant which makes it possible to turn ours into a country of people, the socialist paradise in which the dream and ideal of people have come true.
We should bear in mind the unshakable faith that we will uphold Kim Jong Il as the eternal sun of the great Paektusan nation.
The ideology and leadership of Kim Jong Un is the sure guarantee for the victory in the cause of building of the great Paektusan nation.
The red flag of revolution associated with the whole life of Kim Jong Il is fluttering as the banner of victory and a rosy future is in store for Songun Korea .
Let us accomplish the sacred revolutionary cause which was started from Mt. Paektu by singlemindedly uniting around Marshal Kim Jong Un.
Rodong Sinmun, 16. Febr. 2014