Honoring by the Honor Flight San Diego, San Diego Veterans
A continual accolade of celebrations for a centenarian, the elder of elders Mr. Joseph Joe Renteria, 102 years old, from the Cherokee Nation, WWII veteran. Some of Joes friends and families gathered at Pechanga Arena San Diego during the San Diego Gulls with the San Jose Barracuda Saturday Feb. 22. 2020. The SD Gulls won the game 6-3, a divine spike of luck from a veteran centenarian.
Holly Shaffner from Honor Flight and Martin Gallegos from Mt Soledad did the presentation. The event was presented in the final period of the hockey game and presented on the Jumbotron with raving celebratory crowd. A surprised veteran worthy of praises for his patriotism and longevity of life.
American Indian community is planning to celebrate Mr. Renterias
military plaque on Mt. Soledad with a traditional gathering and presentations.
The event will be staged during or after a military holiday observation
at Mt. Soledad. Mr. Renteria has been attending the Mt. Soledads
Veterans celebrations and looking forward to celebrating his 103rd Birthday
in July 2020.