By Nick Sestanovich
Once again, the Solano County Office of Education (SCOE) is seeking Solano veterans who were unable to receive their high school diplomas due to their military enlistment.
SCOE is now accepting applications for the 2021 Operation Recognition celebration, which is scheduled for June 30.
From the ’40s to the ’70s, many young men and women left high school to serve in the military and were unable to finish high school and receive their diplomas because of their service or Jim Crow laws that were in place at the time. Additionally, many Japanese-American high schoolers were unable to receive their diplomas because they were forced into internment camps during World War II.