On September 16th, 2006, Falun Gong practitioners in St. Louis participated in the Green Tree Festival Parade in Kirkwood. It was the fifth time they participated in this annual parade, and they have been received warmly every time. The local media reported on the festival in 2004, with the Falun Gong float as the headline picture.
|Parade spectators were fascinated with the peaceful Falun Gong procession|
It was a bright autumn day. Spectators lined the streets along the whole parade route. The beautiful Falun Gong float, the soothing exercises and the graceful dance made Falun Gong a star of the festival again. They won waves of applause and praise: "Calming!" "Gorgeous!" "Wonderful!" People looked at the Falun Gong procession with understanding and respect.
Close to two thousand Falun Gong fliers were distributed before the parade ended. People in Kirkwood witnessed the beauty of Falun Dafa again, and gained a deeper understanding of Falun Dafa.
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