(Clearwisdom.net) On the 4th of July, Falun Gong practitioners in the Kansas City area participated in the Independence Day Parade in Lenexa, Kansas.

Practitioners on the float demonstrate the exercises while others distribute flyers

More than 100 groups participated in the parade. The Falun Gong group was warmly applauded by the spectators.

After the parade, thousands of people gathered in a nearby park for additional festivities as they waited for the evening fireworks display. Practitioners also joined the festivities and demonstrated the exercises and distributed flyers in the park.

Ginger, a local woman, was very excited when she saw the Falun Gong group. "I found you! I finally found you," she said as she held a practitioner's hand and explained that she had received a Falun Gong flyer at a community event last year. She kept it and always wanted to learn, but never had a chance to talk to practitioners again. She was very happy to come across Falun Gong practitioners again. Her house is only a few minutes away from the Falun Gong exercise site, so she went to the site the same night. She learned the exercises and she said that she looked forward to reading the Falun Gong teachings.