Whereas, the United States of America was founded on the principle that individuals are entitled to the free exercise of speech and religion; and

Whereas, more than 2000 people from around the world will gather in Houston on October 11-12, 2003, to celebrate the 7th anniversary of the teaching of Falun Dafa; and

Whereas, Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, seeks to improve health through five sets of gentle exercises and to upgrade moral standards through the teachings of "Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance"; and

Whereas, Falun Dafa, since its public introduction, has grown to become one of the most popular forms of qigong and distinguishes itself from other qigong practices by emphasizing not only physical cultivation, but also cultivation of one's moral character in daily life: now, therefore

J. Robert Eckels, Country Judge of Harris County, Texas, hereby recognize the

Falun Dafa Celebration

in Harris County, Texas, and extend a sincere welcome to all visitors attending these commemorative activities.

In testimony whereof, I hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of Harris County, Texas, to be affixed this third day of October in the year of our Lord two thousands three.

Robert Eckels

County Judge

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