Texas, USA: City of North Richland Hills Proclaims May 13, 2013 as Falun Dafa Day
(Minghui.org) Mayor Oscar Trevino of the City of North Richland Hills, Texas proclaimed May 13, 2013 as “Falun Dafa Day” in the City of North Richland Hills.
City of North Richland Hills
Whereas , Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, is a peaceful self-improvement practice rooted in ancient Chinese culture that centers around the universal principle of Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance and it consists of the five gentle exercises, including meditation; and
Whereas , Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa, has helped millions across the world improving their health, and moral standards, as well as deepen their understanding of life, humanity and the universe, through the practice of Falun Dafa; and
Whereas , transcending the culture and racial boundaries, Falun Dafa has touched the lives of more than 100 million people in over 80 countries, more men and women in the United States are learning the practice and purifying their hearts, energizing their bodies, and striving to create virtuous community events; and
Whereas , Falun Dafa was first introduced to the public in 1992 in China and was introduced to Dallas-Fort Worth in 1996. Since then, many free introductory workshops have been held in public places such as city libraries and public parks, and practitioners have participated in many community events; and
Whereas , Falun Dafa practitioners’ determination and courage to stand up for Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance while facing severe persecution from the Chinese Communist Party has shown the world the value of life and the preciousness of human dignity; and
Whereas , Falun Dafa practitioners in greater Dallas-Fort Worth area will celebrate World Falun Dafa Day at the Piano Russell Creek Park Pavilion on May 11, 2013.
Now, Therefore , I, Oscar Trevino, Mayor of the City of North Richland Hills, Texas do hereby proclaim May 13, 2013 as “Falun Dafa Day (Week)” in the City of North Richland Hills.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the City of North Richland Hills to be affixed this the 25th day of April 2013.
Oscar Trevino, Mayor