High school diplomas for war veterans
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.
The Solano County Office of Education is proud to participate in “Operation Recognition” which awards high school diplomas to U.S. veterans and World War II Japanese-Americans who were unable to continue high school due to wartime circumstances.
If you would like a diploma, please apply. If your veteran is deceased, you as the next of kin can also apply. I’ve been told that the diploma on their wall is a great way to honor the veteran and also a reminder for their own students to strive to at least graduate from high school.
The application deadline is Feb. 23. Please download the application from www.SolanoCOE.net or pick one up during business hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at 5100 Business Center Drive in Fairfield. For more details, please email Gethsemane Moss at GMoss@SolanoCOE.net or call (707) 399-4429.
The “Operation Recognition” ceremony will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 29 at 5100 Business Center Drive in Fairfield.
We will also honor Vietnam veterans with various Pentagon memorabilia as we commemorate “National Vietnam War Veterans Day.”