By Daily Republic Staff
Veterans and Japanese-American citizens who did not receive a high school diploma because of war-related reasons can get one now as part of the “Operation Recognition” program through the Solano County Office of Education.
“We are privileged to honor and recognize local veterans with diplomas. Our veterans have made sacrifices for the freedom and the safety of our country, and this is one way that we can recognize our veterans for all they have done for of us,” Superintendent of Schools Lisette Estrella-Henderson said in a statement.
Source: Solano program offers high school diplomas to war veterans
The Solano County Office of Education, located at 5100 Business Center Drive in Fairfield, is participating in “Operation Recognition” which honors U.S. Veterans and Japanese-American citizens who were unable to finish high school due to wartime circumstances with retroactive high school diplomas.
During the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, thousands of young men and women left high school and the comforts of home to serve in the United States Armed Forces. During World War II many Japanese-American citizens were interned in relocation camps in various locations across the United States. After these wars, many of these individuals were not able to finish high school and receive high school diplomas. Veterans and Japanese-American citizens now have the opportunity to be granted diplomas as a gesture of gratitude for the sacrifices they made.
Source: Solano Co. Veterans Can Receive Retroactive High School Diplomas | Benicia, CA Patch