March 22, 2017
LCOE program offers high school diploma for qualifying veterans and Japanese American WWII internees
Many people in our communities were unable to graduate with their high school class due to military service in World War II (December 7, 1941 – December 31, 1946), the Korean War (June 25, 1950- January 31, 1955), or the Vietnam War ( February 28, 1961- May 7, 1975), or because they were interned in WWII relocation centers for Japanese Americans. The individual s may now receive their long overdue high school diploma from the Lake County Office of Education Operation Recognition program. Family member may apply for diplomas on behalf of qualifying persons who are deceased. The diploma recipient or the surviving family member must be current or former resident of Lake County.
According to Brock Falkenberg, Superintendent of Schools, “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.”
Form DD214 (or equivalent) or documentation of interment is required. For assistance in locating discharge papers, contact the Lake County Veterans Service Office at 707-263-2384, 285 North Main Street, Lakeport.
The Operation Recognition application must be received by April 30, 2017 to quality for the 2017 Diploma awards ceremony, which includes a reception for honorees and family members and will be held in June. For an application, please contact LCOE Human Resources at 707-262-4115 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.