Legislation nearing the desk of Gov. Rick Snyder would let high schools award diplomas to Vietnam War-era veterans who enlisted or were drafted before graduating.
State law already lets schools grant diplomas to veterans who served honorably during World War II or the Korean War. The Michigan House on Tuesday unanimously approved a bill making Vietnam veterans eligible.
The Senate is expected to give final approval to the legislation on Wednesday before it goes to the governor.
Supporters say the move would be an expression of gratitude to Vietnam veterans for their service. The bill's sponsor is Republican Sen. Judy Emmons of Sheridan.