The City of Houston honored Ilchi Lee by Mayor Bill White officially proclaiming August 28, 2007 as Ilchi Lee Day, at a ceremony at the City Council of City Hall.
Mayor White presented Ilchi Lee with the official proclamation document; also attending were Peter Brown, City Council Member, and Terry Ferro, representative of the Houston Region Dahn Centers. The proclamation states that Ilchi Lee is being recognized because of his major contributions to the health and wellbeing of Houston and the world, and wished continued success for many more years.
A partial list of his contributions were given in the proclamation document: Ilchi Lee developed Brain Education System Training, the core curriculum of the Dahn Yoga Centers, which he founded; as a leading Brain Philosopher and Educator, he has improved the health of citizens of Housto, as evidenced by testimonials of its members; Dahn Yoga Center’s conduct of Walking for Health at the University of Houston, May 2007; his continued devotion to the study of brain awareness and its potential to improve the human condition.
The August 28 ceremonty that preceded the proclamation of Ilchi Lee Day was the Mayor’s recognition of the opening of the Korean War Veteran Museum in Houston.