By Richard Bammer
They didn’t make “the walk” across a stage with their high school classmates back in the day. They were, instead, wearing military uniforms and serving their country.
But five smiling veterans — Clarence Cleaver, Manuel Concepcion, Cicilio Lopez, Joe McKnight and Carl Worsham — finally picked up coveted diplomas earlier this week during the Operation Recognition ceremony at the Solano County Office of Education in Fairfield.
“SCOE is thrilled to be a part of Operation Recognition, to honor veterans who could not complete their education because they were serving our country,” Lisette Estrella-Henderson, Solano County superintendent of schools, said in a press release issued Tuesday. “On behalf of our entire community, we thank them for their sacrifice.”