On May 11, 2002, Mr. Harper Peterson, mayor of the city of Wilmington, North Carolina signed a proclamation to recognize the local practitioners' active involvement in community service and proclaimed May 12-19 as Truth-Compassion-Tolerance Week in the city of Wilmington. At 12:00 noon on May 15, 2002, Mayor Harper Peterson presented the proclamation in front of the city hall. Local practitioners expressed their appreciation and introduced Falun Dafa and the persecution in China. Two local TV stations interviewed the mayor and covered the event.


Mayor Harper Peterson, middle, with local practitioners Mayor interviewed by TV reporter
Local practitioners Local practitioners express their appreciation for the mayor's support