Veterans who missed completing high school to serve in the US Military are being given a chance to finally receive their diploma.
It's part of the Sacramento County Office of Education's unique program, "Operation Recognition."
"They did it to honor the contributions and sacrifices of those folks who missed completing high school to serve in the U.S. military," Spokesman Tim Herrera said.
Herrera says honorably discharged World War II, Korean and Vietnam veterans who've lived in Sacramento County are eligible.
"For a lot of these men and women it was something that was kind of gnawing away at them for years and years. They always wanted to go back and get their high school diploma but they never could because they had to support a family. This is their opportunity to do that," Herrera said.
Applications are being accepted through April 30, and family members can also apply on behalf of the deceased.