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 Honor a Veteran Through Operation Recognition

​The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) awards high school diplomas to qualifying U.S. veterans and Japenese American citizens through its Operation Recognition program.

On Veterans Day, one way to honor veterans of World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War is through an honorary high school diploma from the San Diego County Board of Education. Also eligible for Operation Recognition are people who were detained in internment camps during World War II.

Through Operation Recognition, San Diego County residents who didn't graduate because of war may qualify for an honorary high school diploma from the San Diego County Board of Education. 

"This program honors people whose education was disrupted because of war," said Nicole Shina, who oversees the program for SDCOE. "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.