An army-people joint meeting took place in Kangryong County, South Hwanghae Province Thursday to mark the seventh anniversary of the victory in the Yonphyong Island shelling.

Present there were men and officers of the Korean Peoples’ Army including the servicepersons who took part in the Yonphyong Island shelling, officials and civilians from all walks of life in the county.

Army Col. General Ri Song Guk, commander of the 4th Corps of the KPA, said in his address that the victory in the Yonphyong Island shelling was a great event as it fully demonstrated the invincible spirit of the KPA and recorded a proud page in the ever-victorious history of Juche Korea.

Now the servicepersons standing guard on the biggest hotspot in the southwest sector of the front are filled with the strong will to make a prompt and merciless strike at the enemies and throw them into the waters by carrying forward the tradition of the victory in the Yonphyong Island shelling once an order is issued, he added.

Kim Pong Hyon, chairman of the Kangryong County Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, warmly congratulated the victors in the shelling battle and expressed the will to annihilate the enemies together with the servicepersons in the same trench if the U.S. imperialists and the south Korean puppet group of traitors fire even a bullet at the territorial land and waters of the DPRK.

The floor was taken by others.

At the end of the meeting there was a concert and march by the Military Band of the KPA.