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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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