As Veterans Day approaches, it's the perfect time to honor a hero who couldn't finish high school because of war through the Operation Recognition program.
Through Operation Recognition, San Diego County residents may qualify for an honorary high school diploma from the San Diego County Board of Education. Veterans of World War II, the Korean War, and Vietnam are eligible along with people who were detained in internment camps during World War II.
"This program honors people whose education was disrupted because of war," said Nicole Shina, who oversees the program for the San Diego County Office of Education. "It's an important way to give back to those who lost an opportunity to receive a diploma and thank them for their sacrifices."
Visit SDCOE's Operation Recognition page for more information and bios of some of the honorees. Download this fillable form to apply.