(Clearwisdom.net) On December 9, 2006, a Christmas parade was held in Salem, the capital of Oregon. The Falun Gong practitioners, dressed in traditional costumes, were very attractive.

Before the parade started, many people took photos of the practitioners' lotus float. One American girl, who grew up in China, read the banner on the float--"Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance," and had her photo taken beside it.

The parade started at 7:00 a.m. The spectators were very attracted to the waist drum team performance and the exercise demonstration, and some learned the Falun Gong exercises from practitioners. Many spectators took photos of practitioners.

After the parade, the excited people said "thank you" to practitioners for their performance.