The Solano County Office of Education is participating in “Operation Recognition” honoring veterans and Japanese-American Citizens with retroactive high school diplomas. The diplomas will be given out to those who were unable to finish high school due to wartime circumstances.
There will be a ceremony at 3 p.m. at 5100 Business Center Drive in Fairfield.
During the 1940s through 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.