Operation Recognition
Assemblyman Ramos

"Our veterans helped shape the future of our nation. We owe them a debt of gratitude for protecting the freedoms and values for which America stands."

– Assemblyman Philip Ramos

Honoring veterans of World War II and the Korean War


New York recognizes the dedication and sacrifice of World War II and Korean veterans who left school before graduation by awarding them with a high school diploma. The experiences and skills learned in defense of freedom have given veterans unique knowledge and special insight most could never attain. This diploma reflects our pride and gratitude for their sacrifice and bravery.

To participate, veterans need only present ONE of the following as proof of service:

  • DD Form 214 (Report of Separation)

  • Certificate of Service (Honorably served)

  • Certificate of Release or Discharge from Department of Defense (Merchant Marines)

  • Letter from a recognized veterans’ agency affirming such service

Candidates possessing a High School Equivalency (GED) diploma are eligible for the program. Diplomas may be awarded to next of kin if eligibility is established.

For further information please contact:

Assemblyman Philip Ramos
1010 Suffolk Avenue • Brentwood, NY 11717

Please fill out the card and return with proof of service to:

Assemblyman Philip Ramos
1010 Suffolk Avenue • Brentwood, NY 11717

or contact
(631) 435-3214 • ramosp@assembly.state.ny.us

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I wish to receive my high school diploma in recognition of my duty during World War II or the Korean War.



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Name and address of high school attended.