(Clearwisdom.net) On June 29, 2002, about 60 practitioners from New Jersey and New York attended the Independence Day Parade in Montville, New Jersey. The City Council of Montville had passed the resolution that gave full support to Falun Gong and condemned the harsh, brutal and repressive practices of the Chinese Government against Falun Gong practitioners. One of the purposes of attending this parade is to thank the government and people of Montville for their support for Falun Gong. Promoting Falun Dafa to more local people is another aim.

During the parade, besides the exercise demonstration, practitioners performed the "Lion Dance" and "Heavenly Girl Dance," representing the traditional Chinese culture. The exercise demonstration gained a lot of applause from the audiences; the "Heavenly Girl Dance" and "Lion Dance" also left a deep impression with the people. Some practitioners also distributed truth clarifying materials during the parade to let more people learn the truth of how Jiang's regime illegally and brutally persecutes Falun Gong practitioners in China.

After the parade, the practitioners joined the holiday market and introduced the exercises to more people.