(Minghui.org) The Michigan Falun Dafa Association received nine special tributes to Falun Dafa from state representatives and senators for World Falun Dafa Day, May 13. Celebrated around the world, May 13, 2104 marked the 22 nd anniversary of Falun Dafa's public introduction and is also the birthday of the founder of the practice, Master Li Hongzhi.

Michigan State Representatives and Senators who issued the special tributes: First row (from left to right): Rebekah Warren, John Walsh, Vincent Gregory Second row (from left to right): Ken Goike, Jim Stamas, Glenn S. Anderson Third row (from left to right): Kurt Heise, Vicki Barnett, David Rutledge Fourth row (from left to right): Adam F. Zemke, Jack Brandenburg, John Moolenaar

Detroit City Mayor: Mike Duggan

The special tributes commended Falun Dafa for providing health improvement and spiritual well-being. They also praised Falun Dafa practitioners' involvement in community events to raise awareness about Falun Dafa and the persecution taking place in China. The politicians highly commended Master Li for introducing Falun Dafa to the public and its spread beyond national and ethnic boundaries.

Certificate of Recognition from Mayor Mike Duggan of Detroit

Special Tribute from State Representative David Rutledge Joint Special Tribute from State Senator Glenn S. Anderson and State Representative John Walsh Joint Special Tribute from State Senator Jack Brandenburg and Representative Ken Goike Joint Special Tribute from State Senator John Moolenaar and Representative Jim Stamas Special Tribute from State Representative Kurt Heise Special Tribute from State Representative Vicki Barnett Joint Special Tribute from State Senator Rebekah Warren and Representative Adam F. Zemke

City of Detroit Recognizes Falun Dafa's Contribution to Society

The Mayor of Detroit mentioned in the certificate of recognition: “Falun Dafa is a peaceful spiritual practice rooted in traditional Chinese culture.” “The City of Detroit recognizes Falun Dafa for its commitment and dedication to greater health and spiritual well-being.”

Falun Dafa Plays an Important Role in Michigan

State Representative Vicki Barnett stated in her special tribute: “Let it be known, that it is with deep appreciation of the significance of this milestone that we recognize the twenty-second anniversary of Falun Dafa, a renowned Chinese meditation and cultivation practice, and to the practitioners throughout the State of Michigan who have focused their careers on spreading Falun Dafa to help others live healthier, happier lives. We are proud to acknowledge the important role Falun Dafa continues to play throughout our state and within our local communities.

“Since its founding in 1992, Falun Dafa has become a vital element in helping citizens who practice Falun Dafa mediate and attain spiritual discipline and guidance.”

Spiritual Tranquility and Cultural Transcendence

State Senator John Moolenaar and Jim Stamas stated in their joint special tribute, “This meditative technique has been allowed to thrive in the United States and has been able to provide spiritual tranquility for numerous individuals. Practitioners of Falun Dafa in Michigan have also been active in community involvement throughout the state.”

Michigan State Senator Jack Brandenburg stated in his special tribute, “Falun Dafa transcends the cultural divide, bringing peace and tranquility to its followers. With its message of acceptance and harmony, Falun Dafa helps to unite people of all ages and backgrounds throughout the world and even here in the great State of Michigan.”