Virginia: Peacefulness of Falun Gong Well Received at George Washington Birthday Parade
(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioners were invited to participate in the George Washington Birthday Parade in Alexandria, Virginia on February 17, 2020. Practitioners brought the message of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to the oldest and largest parade which celebrates the birthday of United States' founding father, George Washington. The practitioners' entry was warmly received and many spectators praised the guiding principles as values needed in today’s society.
Spectators cheered when they saw the practitioners' entry consisting of a waist drum performance, large banners, and beautifully decorated float. Many people wanted to learn more about Falun Gong and happily took the introductory flyers.
Steve, a professional violinist, said he admired Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. “We need meditation in America. We've wasted too much time on electronics, but have no time to clear our minds,” he said.
Mr. Larry Hesterberg, a local engineer, knew about Falun Gong and the persecution in China. He thought everyone should enjoy freedom of belief and welcomes Falun Gong to the U.S. “They are beautiful, peaceful, and great! Everyone can benefit from meditation, which makes the world more peaceful.”