US Congressman Recognizes World Falun Dafa Day as well as Practitioners and Founder Mr. Li Hongzhi for Their Courage and Perseverance

On May 13th, 2005, US Congressman Edolphus Towns, on behalf of the people of New York's Tenth Congressional district, presented a proclamation in recognition of the World Falun Dafa Celebration and its founder Mr. Li Hongzhi for their courage and perseverance.


A Proclamation Recognizing

The World Falun Dafa Day Celebration

As being a Momentous Occasion for New York's Tenth Congressional District

Whereas, the universal principles of Falun Dafa, Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance are supported by kind-hearted people around the world and have helped hundreds of New Yorkers improve the quality of their lives; and,

Whereas, Falun Dafa promotes the cultivation of body, mind, and spirit through these principles, gentle exercises and meditation, bring its practitioners better health and higher moral standards since it was brought to he public in 1992 by Mr. Li Hongzhi; and

Whereas, Falun Dafa practitioners worldwide are joyously celebrating the 13th Anniversary of Falun Dafa's introduction to the public, and the 6th Anniversary of World Falun Dafa Day in New York on May 13th, 2005 and will hold celebrations and festivities around the New York area and call for all to Help stop the persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners in China; and

Whereas, transcending the racial and cultural boundaries, Falun Dafa embraces people of all ages, from all walks of life and religious affiliation, and is practiced by over 100 million people in over 60 countries around the world; and

Be it Resolved, That on behalf of the people of New York's Tenth Congressional district I am honored to recognize the World Falun Dafa Day Celebration and its founder Mr. Li Hongzhi for their courage and perseverance.

Signed on this day, the Thirteenth of May, Two Thousand and Five,

Edolphus "Ed" Towns (signature)

Member of Congress

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