May 13, 2004
Dear Falun Dafa Practitioners,
On this, the 12th anniversary of Falun Dafa's introduction to the public, it is my honor to congratulate Falun Dafa practitioners' celebration of World Falun Dafa Day on May 13, 2004.
On this day, over 100 million people in over 60 countries are celebrating dramatically improved health and peaceful minds through practicing Falun Dafa's meditative exercises and living according to the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance.
I commend Falun Dafa practitioners for their continuous peaceful appeals calling for an end to the persecution that has claimed the lives of at least 955 practitioners in China, and I look forward to the day when the people of China enjoy the same fundamental freedoms that we in America cherish.
Congratulations to Missouri Falun Dafa practitioners and practitioners the world over on this special day!
State Senator, District 6