(Clearwisdom.net) On the eve of Dutch Queen's Day, I participated in the queen's reception hosted by the Mayor, which is regarded as the grandest meeting every year in my city.

During the break of the reception, a lot of people waited to talk to the Mayor and his wife at his side. I stayed quietly several meters in front of the Mayor. The Mayor noticed me and gave me a sign, wanting me to wait a moment. A moment later, the Mayor turned around and I approached him at once. I said at once, "Do you know about Falun Gong? I am a practitioner of Falun Gong."

The mayor said, "I know all about Falun Gong. He looked at me, probably did not expect anyone in his city to practice Falun Gong. I showed him some materials about the taking of organs from living victims, including Falun Gong practitioners. He looked for a moment and said, "Too terrible, too terrible. These people are too bad; I will read this material carefully."

I also told him some experiences of mine; he listened with attention. I finally said that just because of this, I have not seen my daughter for seven years. The Mayor's wife said with hands on her chest, "This is one of the most intolerable things. Thank you for telling us your story." I was moved, "I should thank you for giving me such a long time." The Mayor said with a smile, "Because we are proud of you. It is us that should say thank you."

Having left the Mayor and his wife, I talked to a lady who received the royal medal. She told me she served as a secretary of a charity organization for more than forty years voluntarily. Because of her hard-work, the queen granted her the royal medal. This is their whole family's honor. When talking with a retired English teacher about the suffering of Falun Gong practitioners over the past seven years, their insistence in telling the truth and to wake up people's conscience with a heart of compassion and forbearance, he sighed with deep feeling, "This world should be proud of having you."