By Richard Bammer
As they do for all, the problems of peace and the hell of war affected the many American veterans of 20th-century wars and also many Japanese-Americans interned during World War II. For some, dreams of high school graduation evaporated with the advent of armed global conflict or deployment to East Asia in the early 1950s or Southeast Asia in the 1960s and early ’70s. Many never received a high school diploma.
For the second time in as many years, the Solano County Office of Education will honor those veterans and internees during a special event called Operation Recognition, as a way to formally acknowledge their sacrifices and service during the frenzied days of war.
The ceremony and presentation of diplomas, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. March 29, will be in SCOE offices, 5100 Business Center Drive (near Costco), Fairfield.