“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.” This quote by Cicero illustrates one of the most important lessons that we learned from the eternal grandmaster Helio Gracie.
Thanksgiving is a time to express gratitude and to reflect on the many blessings in our lives. This week, as we gather around the table and enjoy the timeless traditions of the season, let us pause to remember the many Americans fighting overseas to protect our freedom. Our hearts are with their families as they celebrate the holiday without their loved ones, and we are eternally grateful for their sacrifice. We should also be grateful to all the men and women of law enforcement and fire protection for there outstanding service to promote our safety and well being. Professors Pedro, Gui, Joaquim, accompanied by brown belt Burak Eyilik, took advantage of the Thanksgiving holiday to visit the Miami Beach Fire Station with Valente Brothers student and firefighter George Barreiro. See the picture gallery.
We also want to personally thank our loyal students on behalf of the entire Valente Brothers family for their unwavering support of our school. Together we will work to maintain the spirit of friendship and knowledge that makes up Valente Brothers.
Have a happy Thanksgiving.