Assemblyman Bill Reilich (R,C,I-Greece) is encouraging New York state veterans who left high school early to serve in the military to apply for Operation Recognition in order to receive an honorary high school diploma.
“America’s veterans left behind their family, friends, jobs and educational opportunities to serve their country in a time of crisis,” remarked Reilich. “For their sacrifices, we owe them our thanks and an opportunity to receive the recognition they deserve by being presented an honorary high school diploma.”
Operation Recognition is run by the New York State Division of Veterans’ Affairs and is designed to help veterans of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War receive an honorary high school diploma.
“Memorial Day is a time to remember the sacrifices that America’s brave young men and women made to protect the freedoms and liberties that Americans cherish so dearly,” said Reilich. “On this Memorial Day, I am encouraging veterans who would like to receive an honorary high school diploma to apply for Operation Recognition.”
If you or anyone you know is eligible for Operation Recognition, please contact the high school you attended immediately prior to joining the military, or its successor if the school has been replaced or merged into a school district. Veterans needing proof of military service should contact the nearest New York State Division of Veterans’ Affairs office for assistance in obtaining documentation of active duty.
For more information or assistance in applying for Operation Recognition, please feel free to contact Assemblyman Bill Reilich’s office at (585) 225-4190 or stop by his district office located at 2737 West Ridge Road in Rochester.