(Minghui.org) Martin J. Walsh, the mayor of Boston, Massachusetts, issued a proclamation designating May 2015 as "Falun Dafa Month in the City of Boston."

He wrote that the city was honored to take part in observing World Falun Dafa Day, and commended its practitioners in the greater Boston area for their determination and courage in standing up for truthfulness, compassion, and forbearance.

In particular, the proclamation notes that the practice transcends cultural and racial boundaries, and has touched the lives of more than 100 million people in over 114 countries.