Riverside County Superintendent of Schools calling veterans to receive missing diplomas through Operation Recognition
They answered the call of duty and served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. While they served, some missed out on their high school graduations.
Riverside County Superintendent of Schools Kenneth M. Young is calling on veterans to pick up long overdue high school diplomas through a program known as Operation Recognition.
“Our veterans are qualified and well deserving to receive diplomas,” Young said. “We want to do everything we can to make it possible for these outstanding individuals to share that experience with their family and friends.”
The 2012 Operation Recognition ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7 at the Moreno Valley Conference and Recreation Center, 14075 Frederick Street, Moreno Valley.
In order to be recognized at ceremony, completed application forms and supporting documentation must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 1, 2012. Application forms are available online at www.rcoe.us/operationrecognition or can be requested by telephone. Interested persons may contact Tracey Rivas at (951) 826-6570 or email her at email@example.com.
The program is open to residents of Riverside County whose high school education was interrupted by military service in World War II, the Korean War, or the Vietnam War. Education Code Section 51440 authorizes the granting of retroactive high school diplomas to eligible veterans. Section 51430 authorizes the retroactive granting of diplomas to Japanese-American citizens whose internment by federal order in World War II prevented them from graduating from their home town high school.
More than 200 veterans have received high school diplomas through the Riverside County Operation Recognition Program since 2007. The diplomas are awarded as a joint effort of the Riverside County Superintendent of Schools and the Riverside County Department of Veteran’s Services.
For information contact:
Rick Peoples, Public Information Officer
Telephone: (951) 826-6642
Fax: (951) 826-6199