(Clearwisdom.net, August 26, 2003) August 23, 2003 was small city of Monroe's centennial in Washington State. Local residents came very early and gathered on both sides of the streets, waiting to watch the parade. Stars and stripes were fluttering in the sky. Flowers clustered along the streets and the city was filled with cheerful atmosphere.

When our Falun Dafa practitioners' procession appeared in front of the local residents, the parade host briefly introduced Falun Dafa to spectators and expressed thankfulness to us. Some people excitedly took pictures of our procession. One after another, groups of children surged towards the front of our procession and asked the practitioners who carried the flower baskets for the small lotus flowers that we made with our own hands. Kind-hearted people of this small city accepted our Dafa introductory pamphlets and flyers for the rescue of Charles Lee.