By Richard Bammer
For many veterans of American wars and many Japanese-Americans interned during World War II, time and circumstance interrupted their high school education.
During the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, thousands of young men and women left high school and their homes to serve in the U.S. armed forces. Additionally, during World War II many Japanese-American citizens were forced into relocation camps across the nation, often to remote areas. After these wars — World War II, the Korean or Vietnam wars — many were unable to finish high school and receive a diploma.
For anyone affected by the three wars or internment, that will change in the coming days, and, if qualified, they will be granted a diploma, Lisette Estrella-Henderson, the superintendent-designate of the Solano County Office of Education, said in a press release. But the deadline to apply is Nov. 11, she noted.