(Minghui.org) County Executive Jessica Fitzwater proclaimed May 13, 2023, as World Falun Dafa Day in Frederick County, and is the 31st anniversary of Falun Dafa’s public introduction and the 24th World Falun Dafa Day.

Proclamation from County Executive Jessica Fitzwater of Frederick County

In her proclamation, she stated, “America has a commitment to the universal values of truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance, human rights and freedom of conscience, Falun Dafa brings inner peace and better health worldwide.”

“Many residents in the state have learned and benefited from the peaceful and effective practice, free classes online, and seeing Falun Dafa practitioners at parades, health expos, and other cultural events to enrich local communities.”

Background: What Is Falun Dafa and Why Is It Commemorated?

Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) was first introduced to the public by Mr. Li Hongzhi in Changchun, China, on May 13, 1992. The spiritual discipline is now practiced in over 100 countries and regions worldwide. Millions of people who have embraced the teachings, which are based on the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance, and learned the five exercises, have experienced improved health and well-being. In 1999, they began holding events to celebrate Falun Dafa Day.