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Now Accepting Operation Recognition Applications
Posted 1/19/23

The Solano County Office of Education (SCOE), is hosting “Operation Recognition” which honors United States Veterans and Japanese-American citizens who were unable to finish high school due to wartime circumstances with retroactive high school diplomas. SCOE is now accepting applications for the 2023 Operation Recognition celebration on March 24, 2023.


“SCOE has been recognizing local veterans and their families with retroactive diplomas for more than a decade now. We are honored each year to acknowledge the sacrifices our fellow Americans have made and celebrate our living and deceased veterans with the diplomas they were not able to receive,” remarked Solano Superintendent of Schools Lisette Estrella-Henderson. 


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. Some veterans who served were not able to finish high school and receive their diplomas due to military service or laws in effect at the time. During World War II many Japanese-American citizens were interned in relocation camps, preventing them from earning diplomas. Veterans and Japanese-American citizens now have the opportunity to be granted diplomas as a gesture of gratitude for the struggles they endured and the sacrifices they made. 


Who is eligible 

· Individuals who served in World War II, the Korean War or Vietnam War and were honorably discharged from their military service. 

· Japanese-American citizens who left high school due to internment in World War II relocation camps. 

· Families may apply for Operation Recognition diplomas on behalf of eligible persons who are deceased. 


Families can obtain an application on at or by calling (707) 399-4475.