America’s Veterans sacrifice so much to protect our freedom—for many of those who served in their youth, that includes the chance to receive a high school diploma. Operation Recognition is a program that honors Veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam by granting them high school diplomas. It’s a belated gesture of our lasting respect and appreciation for their service and commitment to our nation. Tom Zayas is a Korean War Veteran who was among the honorees at this month’s ceremony hosted by the Sacramento Board of Education. He said “Now I can show my buddies that graduated 66 years ago. I can tell them I graduated too.”

Contact your local school district for eligibility requirements and instructions to nominate a Veteran for Operation Recognition. And if you’re interested in expressing your gratitude to Veterans, consider a career of service with VA. No matter your field of interest, VA offers uniquely fulfilling careers helping Veterans and their families achieve greater health and wellbeing. In return, you’ll receive exceptional benefits and competitive pay with plenty of opportunities to expand your skills and elevate your career. To learn more and apply, explore our open positions today.

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  1. BERTHEDA WALKER June 6, 2018 at 12:46 am

    These were very brave men….I proud of you guts. I salute

  2. Tony Baltierra June 1, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    I took Army GED in 1968 and passed, I was advised by my high school counselor that the test results are not recognized by The Claremont school district.The request was denied.

  3. Richard Fish June 1, 2018 at 10:55 am

    I took and passed the GED tests while serving in Korea 1958-59, my home town high school (Evansville, (WI) High School advised at that time they did not recognize GED tests and denied my request.

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