Mt. Paektu, the ancestral mountain, the Korean nation considers to be sacred, is the cradle of the Korean revolution, a symbol of victory and a spiritual mainstay of the Korean people.
In the first half of the 20th century the great leader Kim Il Sung organized and waged the anti-Japanese armed struggle around Mt. Paektu, accomplishing the historic cause of Korea’s liberation.
Revolutionary battle sites were built in such significant area of Mt. Paektu to preserve the revolutionary remains and relics in those days.
The revolutionary battle sites in the area of Mt. Paektu serve as important educational bases telling about the arduous road of the Korean revolution and the priceless sacrifices of the anti-Japanese fighters, and infusing the rising generations with their noble spirit and ardent love for the country.
Commanding officers of the combined units of the Korean People’s Army visited the revolutionary battle sites in the area of Mt. Paektu between March 23 and April 1, Juche 103 (2014).
Making a forced march and boarding and lodging outdoors like the fighters and through their life experience, they had a deep understanding of their indomitable revolutionary spirit, warm patriotism and revolutionary optimism.
Through the study tour they had a better understanding of the immortal exploits of Kim Il Sung who led the anti-Japanese war to victory and of how the origin and tradition of the Korean revolution were provided.
The respected Kim Jong Un, who organized the march for study tour of the revolutionary battle sites in the area of Mt. Paektu for the commanding officers of the combined units of the KPA, came out to the spot to encourage them who had finished the march with success. And he made a speech in the historic place with Mt. Paektu, the sacred mountain of the revolution, within a hailing distance.
In the speech he stressed that he had organized the march for study tour of the revolutionary battle sites in the area of Mt. Paektu in order to carry on the Korean revolution to the end in the revolutionary spirit of the Paektu.
Listening to him, the commanding officers deeply felt his immutable will to perfectly carry forward the revolutionary traditions of the Paektu.