Operation Recognition 2018

March 12, 2018

LAKE COUNTY, CALIF (March 19, 2018)– The Lake County Office of Education (LCOE) has announced that applications for Operation Recognition must be received by April 30, 2018. Completed applications and supporting documentation must be delivered to LCOE, 1152 S. Main Street, Lakeport, CA 95453.

Operation Recognition is a program through LCOE and the Lake County Department of Veteran Affairs that awards high school diplomas to qualified veterans or WWII relocation center internees, who may have otherwise not received them due to wartime activities.

Qualified veterans include those who participated in the following conflicts:

  • World War II (December 7, 1941 – December 31, 1946)
  • The Korean War (June 25, 1950- January 31, 1955)
  • The Vietnam War ( February 28, 1961- May 7, 1975)

Veterans must provide a copy of their DD214 from the armed services with their application. For assistance in locating discharge papers, contact the Lake County Veterans Service Office at (707) 263-2384, 285 North Main Street, Lakeport.

Any Japanese American who was interned during WWII will need to provide documentation of their internment.

Family members may apply for diplomas on behalf of qualifying persons who are deceased. The diploma recipient or the surviving family member must be a current or former resident of Lake County.

Brock Falkenberg, Lake County Superintendent of Schools says, “We are thrilled to be able to offer the Operation Recognition program to honor those who sacrificed for our country. This program is entirely free, and we hope many individuals and families will take advantage of this opportunity.”

The Operation Recognition application must be received by April 30, 2018 to quality for the 2018 Diploma awards ceremony to be held in June, which will include a reception for honorees and family members.

Questions can be directed to LCOE Human Resources at rmahan@lakecoe.org or (707) 262-4151. 

Click here to download an application.


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