General Secretary Kim Jong Il enjoyed together with KPA servicepersons a performance given by the art groups of families of servicemen of KPA Unit 583 and Unit 3154 of the Korean People's Security Forces who took part in the second round of the second-term contest among art groups of families of KPA servicemen.Another item at Korean News calls for a "Full Display of Revolutionary Soldier Spirit." For example:
They put on the stage Kayagum ensemble "The Hearts Longing for the General", dialogic poem "We Will Meet Our Father General in Huichon", story telling and small chorus "Let Us Meet at the Front" and other colorful numbers of various genres.
Through the performance they enthusiastically sang of their worthwhile life they are leading under the care of the great brilliant commander and strikingly demonstrated the unshakable faith and will and revolutionary stamina and indomitable spirit of the families of the servicemen to devotedly safeguard the headquarters of the revolution and dedicate themselves to accomplishing the revolutionary cause of Juche together with their husbands.
Kim Jong Il highly appreciated the successful performance given by the members of the art groups of families of servicemen and extended thanks to them, expressing great satisfaction over the fact that they staged a splendid performance by making leaping progress on the basis of the ideological and artistic successes made in the past.
Admirable, indeed, are the spiritual world, working traits and lifestyle of the families of the servicemen as they are leading a militant life full of conviction and optimism about future, he said.
Noting that the second round of the second-term contest among art groups of families of servicemen held amid the great expectation and concern of the army and people strikingly demonstrated the validity and vitality of the WPK's literary and art policy on popularizing arts and the laudable feature of the new culture created in the Songun era, he extended high appreciation and warm salute to all of them who greatly contributed to making the revolutionary spirit prevail throughout the society by participating in the contest with extraordinary enthusiasm.
He put forward important tasks which would serve as guidelines for further developing the popular and mass-based performing activities, saying that the contest among art groups of families of servicemen that came into being in the Songun era has served as a powerful engine greatly encouraging the servicepersons and people in the drive for building a great prosperous and powerful nation for its great vitality. [...]
Hero Kil Yong Jo unhesitatingly chose to blow himself up for the safety of the headquarters of the revolution and heroic soldiers laid down their lives to protect the revolutionary slogans written on the barked trees on Mujae Peak from raging flames. These feats clearly bespeak that the revolutionary soldier spirit of the KPA has turned the whole army into the elite ranks devotedly defending the leader.I never miss an opportunity to blog about people who fling themselves into fire to defend slogan-bearing trees. Also, recent blog carnivals will earn your high appreciation and warm salute.