Governor of the State of Kentucky Proclaims Falun Dafa Week [May 11, 2005]
(Clearwisdom.net) On May 11, 2005, Governor of the State of Kentucky, Ernie Fletcher, proclaimed May 15-21, 2005 as Falun Dafa week in the State of Kentucky.
Commonwealth of Kentucky
Whereas, Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, is a peaceful and healthy self-improvement practice rooted in ancient Chinese culture that consists of five gentle exercises, including meditation, and centers around the universal principal of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance; and
Whereas, The teachings of Falun Dafa, through meditation and spiritual cultivation, are perceived as an effective means of improving overall mental and physical health, as well as reducing stress; and
Whereas, Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa, has helped hundreds of millions across the world improve their health and moral standards as well as deepen their understanding of life, humanity, and the universe, through the practice of Falun Dafa; and
Whereas, Transcending culture and racial boundaries, Falun Dafa has reached the lives of more than 100 million people in over 60 countries, including many people in the United States, of different ages, profession, and racial background; and
Whereas, All Falun Dafa activities, including classes and practices, are offered by volunteers and are open to the public and are free of charge; and
Whereas, The persecution of practitioners of Falun Dafa in China is an attack on basic human rights and should not be tolerated anywhere in the world;
Now, Therefore, I Ernie Fletcher, Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, do hereby proclaim May 15-21, 2005 as
Falun Dafa Week
Done at the Capitol, in the City of Frankfort this 11th day of May, in the year of Our Lord Two Thousand Five and in the 213th year of the Commonwealth.
Erine Fletcher (signature)