'Operation Recognition' applications due at end of April; program honors veterans
POSTED ON TUESDAY, 20 MARCH 2018 01:53
LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – The Lake County Office of Education has announced that applications for Operation Recognition must be received by April 30.
Completed applications and supporting documentation must be delivered to LCOE, 1152 S. Main Street, Lakeport, CA 95453.
Operation Recognition is a program through LCOE and the Lake County Department of Veteran Affairs that awards high school diplomas to qualified veterans or World War II relocation center internees, who may have otherwise not received them due to wartime activities.
Qualified veterans include those who participated in the following conflicts:
– World War II (Dec. 7, 1941 – Dec. 31, 1946). – The Korean War (June 25, 1950 - Jan. 31, 1955). – The Vietnam War (Feb. 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975).
Veterans must provide a copy of their DD214 from the armed services with their application. For assistance in locating discharge papers, contact the Lake County Veterans Service Office at 707-263-2384, 285 N. Main St., Lakeport.
Any Japanese American who was interned during World War II will need to provide documentation of their internment.
Family members may apply for diplomas on behalf of qualifying persons who are deceased. The diploma recipient or the surviving family member must be a current or former resident of Lake County.
“We are thrilled to be able to offer the Operation Recognition program to honor those who sacrificed for our country. This program is entirely free, and we hope many individuals and families will take advantage of this opportunity,” said Lake County Superintendent of Schools Brock Falkenberg.
The Operation Recognition application must be received by April 30 to quality for the 2018 Diploma awards ceremony held in June, which will include a reception for honorees and family members.
For an application, please contact LCOE Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or 707-262-4151. Applications can also be downloaded from www.lakecoe.org.
Craven named to ‘Heroes’ ceremony
POSTED: 03/23/18, 3:02 PM PDT | UPDATED: 2 DAYS AGO
SANTA ROSA >> Ginny Craven has been named one of 18 Northern California heroes by the American Red Cross of the California Northwest. She and the others will be honored for their lasting impact on the community at its 15th Annual Real Heroes Breakfast on Friday, April 27, at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek in Santa Rosa.
Craven will receive the Service to the Armed Forces Hero award. She runs Operation Tango Mike (code for Thanks Much) to send support packages to military personnel. She hosts monthly packaging parties at the Umpqua Bank in Lakeport, with a typical crowd of 40 volunteers ready to work.
Under Craven’s leadership, more than 20,000 packages have been sent, not randomly, but addressed to specific individuals.
A committee of local community leaders selected the 2018 California Northwest Red Cross Hero Award recipients based on the degree to which their acts of heroism uphold the values of the American Red Cross and leave a lasting and positive impact on the residents of the Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, and Sonoma Counties.
Craven is the only representative from Lake County. Others receiving recognition are:
The Real Heroes Breakfast is a signature event in support of the lifesaving programs and emergency services the local chapter provides to the nearly one million residents in Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, and Sonoma Counties. To purchase tickets and for more information about the event, please go to: redcross.org/CalNWHeroes2018.
Meets 1st Thursday of every month at 10am
VFW Post 2337, 3980 Veterans Way, Clearlake
(Across from the Catholic church)
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