About: In recognition of their outstanding contributions, The Washington State Legislature passed three bills to issues high school diplomas to Veterans of WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. "Operation Recognition" is being instituted through individual school districts to award full high school diplomas to qualifying Veterans. This is a small, overdue, gesture of our society's gratitude for the sacrifice these individuals made in the name of freedom.
Eligibility: Veterans who left high school to join the military during WWII, Korea, or Vietnam are eligible to receive a high school diploma if the Veteran:
- Is an honorably discharged member of the armed forces of the United States
- Was scheduled to graduate from high school; and
- Left high school before graduation to serve in the War
Veterans who received a GED are still eligible to receive a high school diploma. Diplomas can be awarded posthumously.