||Friday, September 1, 2000
||Veterans high school diploma.
||To apply, the veteran must have started high school between
1937 and 1946 and been scheduled to graduate between
1941 and 1950.
The veteran had to have been on active duty sometime between
Sept. 16, 1940, and Dec. 31, 1946. Applicants are being
asked to provide verification of military service and high
If verification is unavailable, however, they need only
have their signature notarized on a statement that the
information provided on the form is accurate to the best
of their knowledge.
The diploma will be a general diploma issued by the Florida
Department of Education.
She said the department will also send a letter to the school
superintendent of each county where a veteran has been
awarded a diploma. The superintendents will be encouraged
to contact the veteran and invite them to school for a
The applications are available at all county veteran services
offices, which are listed in the blue pages of the phone
book under county government.
They can also be obtained through the Internet at or by calling
the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs at:
800-827-1000, ext. 7432
Forms are also available through the Florida Department of