(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Gong practitioners' excellent performance at the Italian Traditional Culture Festival Parade last month in San Francisco won high praise and left a deep impression on the sponsor. For the annual San Francisco Veteran's Festival Parade, the practitioners received a special invitation from the sponsor to participate in the parade.

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Falun Dafa procession Demonstrating the Falun Dafa exercises on the float
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Young Dafa practitioners on the float Fan dance

On November 9, 2003, the weather forecast said that there would be rain. We participated in this parade to let people learn about Falun Dafa. If it rained, there would not be many people watching. The practitioners realized that everything comes for the Fa. With their righteous thoughts, the forecasted rain became sunshine.

Wherever Falun Gong practitioners' procession marched, the spectators gave them great applause. Some people pointed at the banner with the words "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance" in English, and applauded. Some people made a victory hand gesture. A lady accepted the Dafa truth-clarifying flyer and read the content, and then asked, "Which country's government is so brutal? What can I do for you?" After talking with practitioners, she then decided that she would write to her congressional representatives.

Practitioners continuously demonstrated the exercises on the float, and introduced Falun Dafa to people lining the street. As most people participating in today's parade were veterans, Falun Gong practitioners' procession was bright and eye-catching.

In today's world, unceasing disputes and terrorism prevail; people need Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Just as the sponsor said in the previous parade, "You are promoting the principle of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, and this principle should be deeply planted in each person's heart. Your peaceful sitting meditation is a must for every one of us living in a stressful life."