Texas, USA: Three Congressmen Congratulate Falun Dafa Day—City of Lancaster Proclaims Falun Dafa Week
(Minghui.org) May 13, 2014 marks the 15th anniversary of World Falun Dafa Day and the 22nd anniversary of the introduction of Falun Dafa to the public by Mr. Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa. On this occasion, many government leaders from Texas, USA, wrote to the Southern USA Falun Dafa Association in recognition of World Falun Dafa Day. Below are congratulatory letters from Congressmen Marc Vease, Kenny Marchant, and Kay Granger, as well as the proclamation from the city of Lancaster.
US Congressman Marc Vease Congratulates Falun Dafa Day
April 17, 2014
Southern USA Falun Dafa Association-DFW 1151 West Parker, Ste 203 Plano, Texas 75023
To the Southern USA Falun Dafa Association-DFW,
Congratulations to you as you celebrate World Falun Dafa Day along with 80 other countries. On World Falun Dafa Day, practitioners from around the world come together to celebrate the practice that has assisted them with providing stress relief and overall physical and mental health to their patients, while upholding Falun Dafa’s core principles of truthfulness, compassion and forbearance.
As the United States Congressman for Texas Congressional District 33, I am proud to offer my congratulations and best wishes to you.
Marc Vease Member of Congress Texas Congressional District 33
US Congressman Kenny Marchant Congratulates Falun Dafa Day
May 6, 2014
Greetings to my Friends of the Falun Dafa Community:
I am happy to welcome you to the 2014 Falun Dafa Day celebration in North Texas.
Since the Falun Dafa’s founding in 1992, the discipline has influenced the lives of more than 100 million people in over 80 countries. I wish you a wonderful experience on your day of celebration.
As the U.S. Representative of the 24th Congressional District of Texas, I am honored to serve the constituents of 24th District in Washington, and I am committed to continue working diligently for you, our community, and country.
With my best wishes for a joyful celebration. Kenny Marchant Member of Congress
Congressman Kay Granger Congratulates World Falun Dafa Day
May 13, 2014
Southern USA Falun Dafa Association 1151 West Parker Road, Ste 203 Plano, Texas 75023
Dear Southern USA Falun Dafa Association,
I want to offer my sincerest welcome to you as you celebrate your 2014 World Falun Dafa Day at Russell Creek Park in Plano. Your dedication to this practice has transcended cultural and racial boundaries and inspired millions of people in over 80 countries.
Though many practitioners around the world face persecution, your steadfast practice and determination to answer injustice with dignity serves as an inspiration to many. Your advocacy for truthfulness, compassion, and forbearance in the face of persecution is humbling.
On behalf of the 12th Congressional District and the State of Texas, I extend my welcome and congratulations.
Sincerely, Kay Granger Member of Congress
Whereas , Falun Dafa also known as Falun Gong, is a peaceful self-improvement practice rooted in ancient Chinese culture that centers around the universal principal of Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance and it consists of five gentle exercise 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 deeps their understanding of life, humanity and the universe, through the practice of Falun Dafa; and
Whereas , transcending 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 communities; 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 Plano Russell Creek Park on May 10, 2014
Now Therefore , I Marcus E. Knight, Mayor of the City of Lancaster, Texas, do hereby recognize the week of May 11-May 17, 2014 as:
Falun Dafa Week
In the City of Lancaster, Texas, and urge all citizens to participate in the activities planned.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF , I have hereunto set my hand and have caused the Seal of the City of Lancaster, Texas to be affixed this 10th day of May, 2014.
Marcus E. Knight Mayor, the City of Lancaster