Wartime vets without diplomas have 10 days left to apply for them

RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Veterans of World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars who didn't graduate from high school have until Oct. 15 to apply for graduation certificates issued through a Riverside County program that awards diplomas to former airmen, soldiers, sailors and Marines who gave up school to serve their country. Superintendent Judy White said 362 veterans have received diplomas under the county Office of Education's  "Operation Recognition'' program since it was initiated in 2007. Some of the county residents awarded diplomas have been over 90 years old. The 14th ceremony for new graduation certificate recipients had been planned just after Veterans Day in November at the Moreno Valley Conference & Recreation Center. Because of ongoing public health lockdowns due to the coro
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