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KCNA Report on Kim Jong Il's Journey of Patriotic Devotion(1)
Pyongyang, August 7 (KCNA) -- The Korean Central News Agency issued a report Monday on the immortal life of leader Kim Jong Il characterized by patriotic devotion.

KCNA said in the report:

Kim Jong Il's was a career of boundless loyalty of a peerless patriot who reliably protected socialist Korea, liberated by President Kim Il Sung, and devoted everything to the country's prosperity and the people's happiness with the noblest outlook on the country, people and the future generations.

Kim Jong Il, who was born as the shining star on Mt. Paektu during the Japanese imperialists' colonial rule over Korea, cherished a patriotic will to build a country where the people's happiness would come true after he embarked on the road of revolution, taking as his lifetime task the cause of patriotism started in Mangyongdae and carried forward as the lifeline of revolution.

In the first spring after the country's liberation young Kim Jong Il mounted Moran Hill together with Kim Il Sung and anti-Japanese war hero Kim Jong Suk. At that time he made up his mind to green the whole country in the future.

During the Fatherland Liberation War he wrote and composed song "Embrace of Country", culmination of ardent patriotism, and planted two young pine-nut trees, foreseeing the victory in the war.

Kim Jong Il witnessed the heroic Korean people's determined struggle for postwar rehabilitation and construction and basic socialist construction under the leadership of Kim Il Sung.

He realized an immutable truth that Korean prospering socialism is sure to win as long as there are the outstanding leader and the people rallied close around him.

On Sept. 1, 1960 Kim Jong Il entered Kim Il Sung University. That day he mounted Ryongnam Hill on the campus and made an oath to glorify Korea all over the world, upholding the cause of Kim Il Sung. It was a great patriotic declaration replete with his faith and will to build a paradise of Juche in his beloved country.

Since he started work at the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea on June 19, 1964, he advanced more vigorously the cause of patriotism for the country's prosperity and the people's happiness.

He declared modeling the whole society on Kimilsungism as the WPK's top programme on Feb. 19, 1974 with his extraordinary ideological and theoretical wisdom.

He had since made public lots of works that contained rich practical experience and ideological and theoretical contents to make all the Koreans burn their hearts with absolute loyalty to the leader and ardent love for the country.

Kim Jong Il made a long journey totaling more than 669,844km, equivalent to about 17 rounds of the globe, for his beloved country and people till the last moments of his great life.

It is an epic-like career of a genuine heroic patriot who always shared weal and woe and destiny with the service persons and people.

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