To the Editor:

We would like to thank Master Hong of the Olympic Taekwondo Academy of New Milford for the way he handled the cancellation of the Memorial Day parade for the boys and girls in his parade group.

After that part of the parade had been cancelled, he asked the group to continue the practiced routine until each child had an opportunity to "break wood." Master Hong then had the group form a circle on the Village Green and held an exhibition for the children and parents.

All of us were amazed by his ability to fly through the air and break wood.

Master Hong is highly respected for the way he teaches and inspires children. Our 6-year-old son loves Taekwondo with Master Hong.

Thank you, Master Hong, for handling the parade cancellation in such an honorable way.

The Grady family

New Milford