Yesterday, on Mother’s Day, the Innovative Martial Arts Academy Demonstration Team performed in Wakefield, for an event called, Run Like a Mother. My kids performed exceptionally well. Just before the 5K was to start, the event holders played, The Star-Spangled Banner. My kids, along with their parents stood tall with their hands over their hearts, hats in hand.
Being a veteran, it’s almost instinctual to go to attention and give respect for our Country’s anthem, and to the flag symbolizing our great nation. In contrast to many others, I saw my kids, all of them, every single ONE of them standing giving their respect.
It says a lot about our nation’s future in their hands, and it says a lot about our martial arts school and the environment it provides. I’ve NEVER been more proud. Our kids are AMAZING, our parents are EXCEPTIONAL. Anyone who joins our academy to be a part of this martial arts family ought to feel blessed. I love this school and I love these kids with my whole heart.