The State of Ohio recognizes the important contributions and sacrifices veterans made in the defense of our nation. During World War II, the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War, thousands of young men and women across this country left high school to serve in the military before completing the requirements for their high school diploma.
At an age when most are concerned about proms, football games, and graduation parties, our veterans were concerned with preserving our lives and liberties.
Upon returning home, many veterans were not able to finish high school. They led productive lives and built our communities.