Mayor Hollingsworth of Ruston, Louisiana: "Although the Persecution Is Still Going On, Please Know That I Believe That 'Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance' Will Prevail in the End"
City of Ruston
October 10, 2003
Dear Falun Dafa Practitioners:
I wish to extend to you my warmest greetings on the occasion of the Southern USA Falun Dafa Conference to celebrate the 7th Anniversary of the Introduction of Falun Dafa into the United States of America.
I understand that Falun Dafa is a practice of body, mind, and sprit introduced in China in 1992 and since then it has helped more than 100 million people in the world to gain physical and mental health, raised their moral standards, and lead more peaceful and meaningful lives. You have made a valuable contribution to local communities and the entire country.
Your unceasing compassion and tolerance demonstrated during the bloody persecution in China these last four years is commendable. History will forever remember that, in such a special period of time, a group of compassionate people used only their suffering and tears to pave the road towards peace and freedom and a splendid future for humankind.
Although the persecution is still going on, please know that I believe that "Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance" will prevail in the end. You have my sincere admiration and unqualified support.
Dan Hollingsworth, Mayor