Monument to the Great Victory at Yon FortOctober 1, 2023
The Monument to the Great Victory at Yon Fort in Yonan county town of South Hwanghae Province was built in the 17th century to commemorate the victory in the battle of Yonan Fort which was fought during the Imjin Patriotic War (1592-1598).
During the war, the Koreans organized volunteer army units in different parts of their country and waged the struggle to drive back Japanese invaders.
In the period of feudal Joson dynasty(1392-1910), Ri Jong Am(1541-1600), magistrate of Yonan, formed a volunteer army unit and repulsed over 3 000 enemy troops who mounted a tenacious attack on the fort in order to cut off the supply route of the Korean army in the western area, thereby defending the fortress and foiling the enemy’s scheme.
The historical fact of those days is recorded on the monument.
The memorial is 2.54 metres high.
The epigraph was written by Ri Hang Bok, a contemporary official and famous writer.
The Monument to the Great Victory at Yon Fort, along with the Monument to the Great Victory in the Northern Area, is a historic relic of national treasure value conveying the victory the Korean ancestors achieved in the struggle to beat off foreign invaders during the Imjin Patriotic War.
THE PYONGYANG TIMES