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Nebraska Department of Veterans' Affairs

Operation Recognition

Operation Recognition was a joint effort between the Nebraska Department of Veterans' Affairs and the Nebraska Department of Education, to award Honorary High School Diplomas to veterans that left school to serve their country during WW II and the Korean War and did not complete their education after their release from service.

Since the implementation of the program in 1999, more than 1700 Honorary Diplomas have been awarded to eligible veterans.

Eligibility

  • Honorably Discharged
  • World War II Qualifying Dates of Active Service:
    9/16/1940 - 12/31/1946
  • Korean War Qualifying Dates of Active Service:
    6/25/1950 - 1/31/1955
  • Veterans currently living out of state are eligible if they are a former Nebraska resident.

How to Apply for an Honorary High School Diploma

Submit a completed Operation Recognition Application, along with a copy of the veteran's discharge papers to:

Nebraska Department of Veterans Affairs
ATTN: Operation Recognition
PO Box 95083
Lincoln NE 68509