President Kim Il Sung was awarded the title of Generalissimo of the DPRK on April 13, Juche 81 (1992).
The title is permeated with heartfelt reverence of the servicepersons and people for the brilliant commander of Mt. Paektu who founded the heroic Korean People's Army, revolutionary armed forces, and defeated two imperialisms with his outstanding military ability in one generation to defend the dignity and sovereignty of the nation.
The President was handed over two pistols carrying the lofty patriotic will from his father Kim Hyong Jik in his early years. He, giving priority to arms, dedicated his whole life to the struggle for the freedom and liberation of the country and to the happiness of the people.
He applied strategy, tactics and guerrilla war methods unprecedented in the history to the war against Japanese imperialism. They are still shining as miracle in the world military history. [...]