• Operation Recognition

    "Operation Recognition" authorizes school districts to grant a high school diploma to any honorably discharged veteran who served in the United States military during World War II, Korean Conflict or Vietnam War.

    Legislation for World War II Veterans: Act 73 of 2001

    In order to recognize and honor veterans who left high school prior to graduation to serve in World War II, Korea or Vietnam, the Board shall grant a diploma to a veteran who meets the following requirements:

    • Was honorably discharged from the Armed Forces of the United
      States of America
    • Served in the United States military between September 16,1940
      and December 31, 1946 or between June 27, 1950 and January 30, 1955 or between
      February 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975
    • Attended high school between 1937 and 1946 during WWII or
      between 1947 and 1955 during the Korean Conflict or between 1958 and 1975 during
      the Vietnam War
    • Would have been a member of a graduation class during 1941
      through 1950 for WWII or 1951 through 1957 for Korean conflict and 1961 through
      1975 for Vietnam War but did not graduate due to entry into military
    • Is a current resident of this district or attended high school
      in this district or a predecessor of this district. This requirement is
      optional, based on school district policies
    Upon proper application, the Board may award a diploma posthumously to a veteran who meets the stated requirements.

    If you would like to recognize a veteran who meets these requirements contact Evelyn Newsome at enewsome1@pghschools.org. "Operation Recognition" diplomas are typically awarded in November and June of each year.