Operation Recognition for Veterans

Dear Honorable Veteran of World War II, Korean Conflict, or Vietnam War,

The Palisades School District is pleased to announce our participation in the Operation Recognition Program as established by the Pennsylvania State Legislature.

The Operation Recognition Program authorizes school districts to grant a high school diploma to any eligible honorably discharged veteran who served in the United States military during World War II (Act 73 of 2001), the Korean Conflict (Act 187 of 2002) or the Vietnam War (Act 104 of 2010).   

The acts state that in order to recognize and honor veterans who left high school prior to graduation to serve in World War II, Korea, or Vietnam, the Board shall grant a diploma to a veteran who meets the following requirements:
Was honorably discharged from the Armed Forces of the United States of America.
Served in the U.S. military between September 16, 1940 and December 31, 1946 or between June 27, 1950 and January 30, 1955 or between February 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975.
Attended high school between 1937 and 1946 during WW II or between 1947 and 1955 during Korean Conflict or between 1958 and 1975 during the Vietnam War.
Would have been a member of a graduating Class of 1941 through 1950 for WW II; or Class of 1951 through 1957 for Korean Conflict and Class of 1961 through 1975 for Vietnam War but did not graduate due to entry into military service.
Is a current resident of this district OR attended high school in this district or a predecessor of this district (Nockamixon High School, Springfield High School, Frenchtown High School.)


Upon proper application, a diploma shall be awarded posthumously to a veteran who meets the stated requirements.  A family member must complete the application on their behalf.

You can apply by completing this electronic form, or if you prefer, you can print and complete the attached application and mail it to Palisades School District, â„… Deana Lancenese, 39 Thomas Free Drive, Kintnersville, PA 18930.  Applications will be accepted for this year’s graduation ceremony through April 15, 2022. If you have any questions, please contact Deana Lancenese at 610-847-5131 ext. 4024.