Solano County Veterans Who Quit High School For The Military Can Apply For Diploma – CBS San Francisco

Solano County announced Monday that local veterans who weren’t able to finish high school due to their military service can file for a diploma.

The deadline is Tuesday.

Operation Recognition, hosted by the Solano County Office of Education, provides high school diplomas to individuals who served in the military and Japanese-American citizens.

Honorably discharged veterans that served in World War II, the Korean War or Vietnam War are eligible to apply for a diploma.

Source: Solano County Veterans Who Quit High School For The Military Can Apply For Diploma – CBS San Francisco

Operation Recognition application deadline approaches for veterans to receive diploma – The Reporter

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.

Source: Operation Recognition application deadline approaches for veterans to receive diploma – The Reporter

Vets, Japanese-Americans given second chance at high school diploma – Times-Herald

The Solano County Office of Education (SCOE) is accepting applications for “Operation Recognition,” a unique program that awards retroactive high school diplomas for Japanese Americans and United States veterans who were unable to finish school due to war-time circumstances or Jim Crow laws.

“Throughout the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, thousands of young men and women left high school and the comforts of home to serve in the United States armed forces,” said SCOE, noting that Japanese-Americans were forced into “relocation camps” during World War II and Black servicemen were denied diplomas due to systemic racism such as Jim Crow. “These individuals now have the opportunity to be granted diplomas as a gesture of gratitude for the sacrifices they made.”

Eligible people include veterans of World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Japanese-American citizens must show proof of being interned during the period of September 16, 1940 to December 31, 1946.

Source: Vets, Japanese-Americans given second chance at high school diploma – Times-Herald

Applications being taken for Operation Recognition diploma program – The Reporter

Applications are being accepted for Operation Recognition, a program that provides high school diplomas to United States veterans and Japanese-American citizens who were unable to finish high school due to wartime circumstances.

“We have been privileged to honor local veterans with retroactive and posthumous diplomas for more than a decade now,” Solano County Superintendent of Schools Lisette Estrella-Henderson said in a statement. “We look forward to this special day each year because these diplomas mean so much to the veterans and families who receive them. Being able to say thank you from the Solano County community means so much” to the Solano County Office of Education.

Source: Applications being taken for Operation Recognition diploma program

SCOE seeking veterans for retroactive diplomas – The Reporter

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.

Source: Solano County Office of Education seeking veterans for retroactive diplomas – The Reporter

Operation Recognition honors Solano veterans with diplomas – Daily Republic

By Bill Hicks

The Solano County Office of Education carried out something of a military mission Thursday in executing Operation Recognition.

It’s a nationwide program that awards honorary high school diplomas to U.S. veterans and Japanese-Americans who could not formally graduate from high school due to wartime circumstances.

According to the California Association of County Veterans Service Officers, 17 percent of World War II veterans, 11 percent of Korean War veterans and 5 percent of Vietnam War veterans do not have a high school diploma.

Source: Operation Recognition honors Solano veterans with diplomas

Veterans finally awarded high school diplomas – The Reporter

By Nick Sestanovich

Throughout the 20th century, millions of Americans answered the call to enlist during periods of war and risked their lives to defend their country.

This included numerous high schoolers who put on the uniforms and honorably served during conflicts but never received their diplomas.

For 11 veterans Thursday, they finally were given the high school diplomas they never received during their day. As part of the Solano County Office of Education’s Operation Recognition event, the awards were presented to the service members, with the family members of four deceased recipients accepting on their behalf.

Source: Veterans finally awarded high school diplomas – The Reporter

Solano County awards high school diplomas to 11 military veterans – Fox40 News

By Lonnie Wong

It was a long time coming but 11 military veterans from Solano County were awarded their high school diplomas after their education was interrupted by their service.

Marine Corps veteran Luther Hendricks is amazingly spry for his 94 years and nothing was going to keep him away from getting an honorary high school diploma from the Solano County Office of Education in Fairfield.

“I’m amazed. I didn’t expect to get it,” he told FOX40.

Source: Solano County awards high school diplomas to 11 military veterans

Veterans to receive retroactive high school diplomas on Thursday – Times-Herald

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.

Source: Veterans to receive retroactive high school diplomas on Thursday – Times-Herald

Solano program offers high school diplomas to war veterans – Daily Republic

By Daily Republic Staff

Veterans and Japanese-American citizens who did not receive a high school diploma because of war-related reasons can get one now as part of the “Operation Recognition” program through the Solano County Office of Education.

“We are privileged to honor and recognize local veterans with diplomas. Our veterans have made sacrifices for the freedom and the safety of our country, and this is one way that we can recognize our veterans for all they have done for of us,” Superintendent of Schools Lisette Estrella-Henderson said in a statement.

Source: Solano program offers high school diplomas to war veterans

Solano Co. Veterans Can Receive Retroactive High School Diplomas | Benicia, CA Patch

The Solano County Office of Education, located at 5100 Business Center Drive in Fairfield, is participating in “Operation Recognition” which honors U.S. Veterans and Japanese-American citizens who were unable to finish high school due to wartime circumstances with retroactive high school diplomas.

During the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, and 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. Veterans and Japanese-American citizens now have the opportunity to be granted diplomas as a gesture of gratitude for the sacrifices they made.

Source: Solano Co. Veterans Can Receive Retroactive High School Diplomas | Benicia, CA Patch