The Solano County Office of Education (SCOE) is hosting “Operation Recognition,” which honors veterans and Japanese-American citizens who were unable to finish high school with retroactive high school diplomas.
The application deadline for diplomas to be presented in the 2021 Operation Recognition celebration is Tuesday.
Throughout the 1940s-70s, thousands of Americans left high school to serve in the military. During World War II many Japanese-American citizens were interned in relocation camps across the United States as well. Many who served or were interned were unable to finish high school to receive diplomas. These individuals now have the opportunity to receive diplomas as a gesture of gratitude for the sacrifices they made.