Santa Monican Harry Hunt Jr. celebrated his 92nd birthday on Thursday, Aug. 29.
He is proudly displaying VIP greetings commemorating his birthday as well as service to his country (WWII veteran) and community (for many years, he was the official bugler for Santa Monica’s annual Memorial Day ceremony).
Greetings came from President and Mrs. Obama; Governor Jerry Brown; Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors; and Mayor Pam O’Connor and the Santa Monica City Council. Senator Dianne Feinstein also sent her best wishes.
Born August 29, 1921, Harry moved with his family to Santa Monica when he was only a few months old – where he lives to this day.
He comes from a long line of plastering contractors. Many of the buildings in downtown Santa Monica were plastered by Harry or another Hunt family member.