The San Diego County Board of Supervisors, Jamul Casino, and the Jamul Indian Village of California Tribe joined forces to celebrate and honor veterans on Veterans Day. The event, which included a luncheon and check presentation, paid tribute to 54 members of the tribe and casino team who have served in the military.
Supervisor Joel Anderson of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to honor the sacrifice of veterans. He also had the privilege of contributing to Central Surf San Diego, a non-profit organization that promotes health and healing among veterans and others who have experienced trauma through nature, athletics, and the power of the ocean.
Mary Cheeks, President and General Manager of Jamul Casino, praised the strong legacy of military service among the Jamul Indian Village tribal members and Jamul Casino team members. She expressed gratitude for the sacrifices they have made and the talents they bring to the team. The annual Veterans Day luncheon is part of the Jamul Tribe and Jamul Casino’s commitment to recognizing the courageous work of individuals and organizations making a difference in the San Diego community.
Erica M. Pinto, Chairwoman of the Jamul Indian Village, also echoed the sentiments of honoring the sacrifice of veterans and acknowledged the enduring legacy of American Indian veterans who have served in every major conflict in every capacity and in every generation since the military was established.
The check presentation was made to Central Surf San Diego, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded by Coast Guard veteran Denise Graham, who discovered the calming and healing effects of the ocean. Central Surf San Diego aims to promote wellness and healing among veterans and others who have experienced trauma through the therapeutic properties of the ocean.
The yearly event serves as a reminder of the importance of recognizing the sacrifices and contributions of veterans in the San Diego community. Additionally, the contributions to Central Surf San Diego reflect the commitment of the Jamul Tribe and Jamul Casino to support organizations dedicated to the health and well-being of veterans and others in the community.