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Are you a Veteran of the U.S. Military?
If you live in Hampton, work in Hampton, are a graduate of Hampton High School or a relative of a current HTSD student, we urge you to complete the Hampton Heroes form.
Since 2001, local Veterans who have completed and returned the form, are invited to be honored guests at a program at one of our schools on Veterans Day. About 200 Hampton men and women have been inducted as Hampton Heroes and recognized at the Veterans Day program.
From the information on the forms, mini-biographies are collected and reproduced in a spiral-bound booklet which each inductee receives. The stories and photos veterans (both combat and non-combat) share through the booklet, teach Hampton students valuable lessons about service, duty, and sacrifice.
The Hampton Township School District recognizes and appreciates the sacrifices made by the young men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces.
During times of war, many enlisted and were serving their country, while their classmates were marching in commencement ceremonies back home. Now, those veterans are being given a second chance to earn their diplomas through Operation Recognition, a program that authorizes school districts to grant high school diplomas to veterans who missed their own graduations while in service to their country. The program initially was authorized by the Pennsylvania Legislature under Act 14 of 1949 to allow World War I veterans to be awarded diplomas, and later amended to include veterans of WWII, Vietnam and Korea.
Learn more here.