(Clearwisdom.net) On May 13, 2004, New York State Assembly Member John Lavelle wrote the following congratulatory letter to a Falun Dafa practitioner on the occasion of World Falun Dafa Day.

The Assembly
State of New York

May 13, 2004

Dear Ms. Mar-El,

I am writing to congratulate you and the Falun Gong on the twelfth Anniversary of World Falun Dafa Day.

In this short span since its introduction on May 13, 1992, Falun Gong has spread to 60 countries worldwide. This is a testament to the conviction of its practitioners. The struggles that many have gone through to peacefully practice their beliefs are truly commendable. The virtues of the Falun Gong, truthfulness, compassion and tolerance, shine through when one examines these struggles.

Congratulations once again for this great achievement.


John. W. Lavelle
Member of Assembly