Putting Education Reform To The Test

High School Diplomas for Florida’s Aging Veterans


In time for Veterans Day, the Florida Department of Education is reminding older veterans about a program to obtain their high school diplomas. It applies to Florida veterans of World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War who joined the military before completing high school.

“Our veterans have sacrificed so much for our freedoms, and this is but a small token of appreciation for their courage and sacrifice at a time when our country needed them,” said Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson.

“As we honor Florida’s more than 1.6 million veterans on Veterans Day, we salute the Department of Education for remembering the sacrifices of our wartime veterans through this worthwhile program,” said Mike Prendergast, executive director of the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

The Florida Veteran Diploma Program is sponsored by the Florida Department of Education in partnership with the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Veterans who were honorably discharged, are current residents of Florida, and meet additional criteria are eligible for their high school diploma.


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