Digital News Report – As a way to honor those Americans who have given so much to this country, Sen. Republican Leader-elect Bob Dutton (R-Rancho Cucamonga) has thrown his support behind a program to recognize those U.S. veterans who did not receive their diploma as a result of serving their country.
Operation Recognition: Veterans Diploma Project honors U.S. veterans who did not receive their high school diploma due to service in World War II, the Korean War, or the Vietnam War as well as Japanese American citizens who left high school for purposes of internment in WW II relocation camps.
The program is being sponsored by the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools and the County of San Bernardino Department of Veterans Affairs.
“It is truly a heart warming experience to see these individuals, or in some cases surviving family members, come forward to accept high school diplomas in front of family members, friends and others who have shared their experience,” Senator Dutton said. “I am proud to support this effort and would encourage anyone who is eligible to submit an application.”
The deadline to apply is April 2. Applications can be requested via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or downloaded at http://www.sbcss.k12.ca.us/vdp.
For more information about the program, please contact Barbara Alejandre at (909) 386-2412.
Those veterans who need assistance with verification of military service and/or discharge papers, can contact the County of San Bernardino Department of Veterans Affairs at (866) 472-8387, (909) 387-5516 or http://hss.co.san-bernardino.ca.us/VA/.
By: Senator Dutton