Cathy Sapunor, Special Events Coordinator
Operation Recognition was adopted unanimously in October 2001 by the Sacramento County Board of Education to honor individuals whose secondary education was interrupted due to circumstances of World War II or the Korean War. Through the Operation Recognition program, the Board of Education now provides a high school diploma to qualifying World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War Veterans, and to Japanese American citizens who were interned in World War II relocation camps. Operation Recognition high school diplomas awarded by the Board of Education are authorized by California Education Code § 51430–§ 51442. Photos from graduation ceremonies are available on SCOE's Operation Recognition website.
Veterans of World War II, the Korean War, or the Vietnam War, with honorable discharges, who left school to serve in the U.S. military. Also Japanese American citizens whose internment in World War II relocation centers prevented their graduation from their home town high school.
Publications and Materials
Downloadable PDF Documents—Operation Recognition diploma application, flyer, news article suitable
for reproduction, and fact sheet are available online. Materials are also available by contacting SCOE by phone or mail. Call (916) 228-2416 or write to Operation Recognition, SCOE, P.O. Box 269003, Sacramento, CA 95826-9003.
California County Superintendents Educational Services Association,
Sacramento County Veterans Service Officer, Military Order of the Purple
Heart, Disabled American Veterans, American Legion, California Department
of Veterans Affairs, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Japanese American Citizens
League, Sacramento Public Library, California Civil Liberties Public
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