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Special Observances

Various offices within the Department of Defense (DoD) collaborate to establish the special observance policies and guidance that DEOMI follows to design and create the supporting annual DoD-approved Cultural Observances and Awareness Events List, themes and products. Currently, DEOMI supports the observance themes and products, outlined on the DoD-approved cultural Observance and Awareness Events List, that are directed by USD P&R and are established by law, bill, or resolution of Congress. Additionally, while a specific observance may not currently be on the annual DoD-approved Cultural Observances and Awareness Events List, nothing precludes any organization to limit their special observances, create their own themes / products or use previously published themes / products to just those reflected on our website. Organizations are reminded that special observances are conducted to recognize the continuous achievements of all Americans to American culture and to increase awareness, mutual respect, and understanding. They are designed to enhance cross-cultural and cross-gender awareness and promote harmony among all military members, their families, and the DoD civilian workforce. For more information about how to conduct a special observance, please scroll below.  Note: The posters may not be used in any manner that would reflect negatively on the DoD; degrade the name, reputation, or public goodwill of the DoD Components; or be contrary to DoD community relations objectives. Furthermore, use by non-federal entities may not create the appearance of DoD endorsement, affiliation, or sponsorship.

►  SPECIAL OBSERVANCE PROGRAM PROCESS

For 2023 Presidential Proclamations on the events listed below:

►  PRESIDENTIAL ACTION ARCHIVES

For products related to other topics and awareness events please visit our Other Posters Area

 

OBSERVANCE SUPPORT


VIDEO:  How to Conduct a Special Observance

 
Special Observances


View the following video clip to learn more about the products available to support your local program.

Special Observance Products Video

Other Tools
 

  Cultural Observances and Awareness Events Listing CY2024

►  Special Observance Planning Guide (pdf)
►  Special Observance Planning Guide (ppt)

Many of our DEOMI observance and awareness event products are designed without dates and may be used for any event year. Choose the product or design that best fits your needs. DEOMI provides these products for observance and awareness months to be used to facilitate organizational and personal activities. In addition, DEOMI provides both completed products and modifiable templates which may be used to showcase your events or observance information.

If you have questions about Special Observances or the Observance Support Products, please contact the DEOMI Public Affairs Office at deomipa@us.af.mil.

2024 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY


2024 Martin Luther King Jr. Day PosterTheme: Remember! Celebrate! Act! A Day On, Not A Day Off!


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The observance of the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. was established by Public Law 98-144. This national day of service is celebrated on the third Monday in January. The theme for this event does not change each year.

►  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day DEOMI News Release
►  USD Personnel & Readiness Memo on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

►  Poster Description

Note: The posters may not be used in any manner that would reflect negatively on the DoD; degrade the name, reputation, or public goodwill of the DoD Components; or be contrary to DoD community relations objectives. Furthermore, use by non-federal entities may not create the appearance of DoD endorsement, affiliation, or sponsorship.


2024 TRAINING AND AWARENESS PRODUCTS

 

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Download the observance screen saver to show your support all month long!

 

Designed to fit requirements of most social media platforms. Also available for other platforms. 

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Facts Mini Poster
 
Facts Mini Poster Template
2024 MLK Facts Poster   2024 MLK Mini Facts Poster Template
The Facts Mini Poster is a finished product which is designed to use as is and showcases the current poster along with a selection of facts and/or links (QR Codes) to relevant materials.  Provided as a pdf file.   The Facts Mini Poster Template contains a fully
editable center portion to which you can add your own observance information. Get creative! Use this design to support your event in a variety of ways!  Provided as a .doc file.
Bookmark
 
Invitation/Thank You Card
2024 MLK Bookmark

2024 MLK Program

The Program Template is fully editable to which you can add your own observance information. Use this design to support your event in a variety of ways!  Provided as a .doc file.

2024 MLK Invitation
The bookmark is designed at five per sheet and can be printed on standard 8.5 X 11 inch paper. For best results print in color on heavy cardstock, laminate, and cut apart. We've used both cold and hot lamination with great results.   Use the Invitation/Thank You Card as is or tailor it to personalize your invitations and thank you notes.   Provided as a .doc file.
Activity Book
 
Placemat
2024 MLK Activity Book   2024 MLK Placemat
The Activity Book is designed to share with your younger event attendees but can be enjoyed by all ages. It showcases coloring pages and encourages learning through games and activities. Please note this product is designed to print two-sided and flip on the short edge. Put the pages in order then staple or fold in the middle.    The Placemat is designed to be printed on one side or two as needed to support your luncheon or other observance activity. The product may contain interactive smartphone links and videos. It can be printed at 8.5 X 11 or 8.5 X 17 inches.
Additional Resources, Links or other References

Additional Resources

►  Resource Base
Use the Resource Base to populate the editable mini poster template above or to create your own presentation or observance products.

External Links

►  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

►  Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute

►  Nobel Prize Organization (Biography)

►  The King Center

►  Department of Defense Education Activity Calendar

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Archives

This link contains all previous years' posters and support products as available.  Current years' products remain on the webpage above and won't appear in the archives until the next set of new products are posted.  Archived products are either undated or editable so they can be used for any observance year as desired.

►  Click Here for the MLK Archives 

 

2024 BLACK HISTORY MONTH 


Theme: African Americans and the Arts


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The observance of African American / Black History Month was established by Public Law 99-244. This observance runs through the month of February and celebrates the contributions of African Americans to our nation. The theme for this event changes each year.

►  Black History Month DEOMI News Release
►  USD Personnel & Readiness Memo on Black History Month

►  Poster Description

Note: The posters may not be used in any manner that would reflect negatively on the DoD; degrade the name, reputation, or public goodwill of the DoD Components; or be contrary to DoD community relations objectives. Furthermore, use by non-federal entities may not create the appearance of DoD endorsement, affiliation, or sponsorship.


2024 TRAINING AND AWARENESS PRODUCTS

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Screensaver / Wallpaper
 
Social Media Banner
2024 Black History Month Screensaver   2024 Black History Month Social Media Banner
Download the observance screen saver to show your support all month long!  

Designed to fit requirements of most social media platforms. Other platforms available below:

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Facts Mini Poster
 
Facts Mini Poster Template
2024 Black History Month Mini Facts Poster

 

2024 Black History Month Mini Poster Template

The Facts Mini Poster is a finished product which is designed to use as is and showcases the current poster along with a selection of facts and links (QR Codes) to relevant materials.  Provided as a pdf file.

 

The Facts Mini Poster Template
contains a fully editable center portion to which you can add your own observance information. Get creative! Use this design to support your event in a variety of ways!  Provided as a .doc file.

Bookmark
Program
Invitation/Thank You Card
2024 Black History Month Bookmark

2024 Black History Month Program

The Program Template is fully editable to which you can add your own observance information. Use this design to support your event in a variety of ways! Provided as a .doc file.

2024 Black History Month Invitation / Thank You Card

The bookmark is designed at five per sheet and can be printed on standard 8.5 X 11 inch paper. For best results print in color on heavy cardstock, laminate, and cut apart. We've used both cold and hot lamination with great results.

 

Use the Invitation/Thank You Card as is or tailor it to personalize your invitations and thank you notes. Provided as a .doc file.

Activity Book
 
Placemat
2024 Black History Month Activity Book   2024 Black History Month Placemat

The Activity Book is designed to share with your younger event attendees but can be enjoyed by all ages. It showcases coloring pages and encourages learning through games and activities. Please note this product is designed to print two-sided and flip on the short edge. Put the pages in order then staple or fold in the middle. 

 

The Placemat is designed to be printed on one side or two as needed to support your luncheon or other observance activity. The product may contain interactive smartphone links and videos. It can be printed at 8.5 X 11 or 8.5 X 17 inches.

Additional Resources, Links or other References

Additional Resources

►  Resource Base
Use the Resource Base to populate the editable mini poster template above or to create your own presentation or observance products.

►  Case Study: Absent from the Front: What the Case of the Missing WWII Black Combat Soldier Can Teach Us About Diversity and Inclusion

External Links

►  Aboard the Underground Railroad

►  African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian

►  African American Mosaic

►  African Americans in the Navy

►  A Google Project:  Black History and Culture

►  Association for the Study of African American Life and History

►  Library of Congress: African American History Month

►  Carter G. Woodson, Father of Black History Month

►  From Slavery to Freedom: The African American Pamphlet Collection 1822-1909

►  Slavery and the Making of America

►  Smithsonian: National Museum of African American History and Culture

►  The African American Experience in the U.S. Navy (Naval History and Heritage Command)

►  The African American Migration Experience

►  Tuskegee Airmen, Inc.

►  Department of Defense Education Activity Calendar

Documents

►  Rosa Parks: Mother of the Civil Rights Movement

Black History Month Archives

This link contains all previous years' posters and support products as available.  Current years' products remain on the webpage above and won't appear in the archives until the next set of new products are posted.  Archived products are either undated or editable so they can be used for any observance year as desired.

►  Click Here for BHM Archives

 

2024 WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH


Theme: Women Who Have Made Great Achievements.2024 Women's History Month Poster
 

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The observance recognizing women's contributions was established by Public Law 100-9. This observance runs through the month of March and celebrates the struggles and achievements of women throughout the history of the United States.
 
 

Note: The posters may not be used in any manner that would reflect negatively on the DoD; degrade the name, reputation, or public goodwill of the DoD Components; or be contrary to DoD community relations objectives. Furthermore, use by non-federal entities may not create the appearance of DoD endorsement, affiliation, or sponsorship.


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Screensaver / Wallpaper
 
Social Media Banner
2024 Women's History Month Screensaver   2024 Women's History Month Social Media Banner
Download the observance screen saver to show your support all month long!   Designed to fit requirements of most social media platforms.
Facts Mini Poster
 
Facts Mini Poster Template
2024 Women's History Month Mini Facts Poster   2024 Women's History Month Mini Poster Template
The Facts Mini Poster is a finished product which is designed to use as is and showcases the current poster along with a selection of facts and links (QR Codes) to relevant materials.  Provided as a pdf file.   The Facts Mini Poster Template
contains a fully editable center portion to which you can add your own observance information. Get creative! Use this design to support your event in a variety of ways!  Provided as a .doc file.
Bookmark
Program
Invitation/Thank You Card
2024 Women's History Month Bookmark 2024 Women's History Month Program 2024 Women's History Month Invitation
The Program Template is fully editable.  Add your own observance information to highlight an individual or your unit event. Provided as a .doc file.
The bookmark is designed at five per sheet and can be printed on standard 8.5 X 11 inch paper. For best results print in color on heavy cardstock, laminate, and cut apart. We've used both cold and hot lamination with great results.   Use the Invitation/Thank You Card as is or tailor it to personalize your invitations and thank you notes. Provided as a .doc file.
Activity Book
 
Placemat
2024 Women's History Month Activity Book   2024 Women's History Month Placemat
The Activity Book is designed to share with your younger event attendees but can be enjoyed by all ages. It showcases coloring pages and encourages learning through games and activities. Please note this product is designed to print two-sided and flip on the short edge. Put the pages in order then staple or fold in the middle.    The Placemat is designed to be printed on one side or two as needed to support your luncheon or other observance activity. The product may contain interactive smartphone links and videos. It can be printed at 8.5 X 11 or 8.5 X 17 inches.
Additional Resources, Links and other References

Additional Resources

Use the Resource Base to populate the editable mini poster template above or to create your own presentation or observance products.
 

External Links

►  Experiencing War - Women of Four Wars

►  Library of Congress

►  National Park Service

►  National Women's History Museum

►  National Women's History Project

►  Powers of Persuasion - Women's Posters

►  Women in Military Service for America Memorial

►  Women in the U.S. Army

►  Department of Defense Education Activity Calendar

Women's History Month Archives

This link contains all previous years' posters and support products as available.  Current years' products remain on the webpage above and won't appear in the archives until the next set of new products are posted.  Archived products are either undated or editable so they can be used for any observance year as desired.

►  Click Here for WHM Archives

 

2024 DAYS OF REMEMBRANCE & HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY


Theme: Behind Every Name A Story: The Courageous2024 Days of Remembrance Poster

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The U.S. Congress established Days of Remembrance as the nation's annual commemoration of the Holocaust.

Public Law 96-388 established the United States Holocaust Memorial Council and authorizes the actions of the council. Each year the President of the United States also issues a Presidential Proclamation for the observance.

The dates for Days of Remembrance and Holocaust Remembrance Day vary each year according to the Hebrew calendar.

For more details please see Days of Remembrance Frequently Asked Questions (provided by the US Holocaust Memorial Museum)

►  Days of Remembrance & Holocaust Remembrance Day DEOMI News Release
►  USD Personnel & Readiness Memo on Days of Remembrance

►  Poster Description

Note: The posters may not be used in any manner that would reflect negatively on the DoD; degrade the name, reputation, or public goodwill of the DoD Components; or be contrary to DoD community relations objectives. Furthermore, use by non-federal entities may not create the appearance of DoD endorsement, affiliation, or sponsorship.


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Facts Mini Poster
 
Facts Mini Poster Template
2024 Days of Remembrance Facts Poster   2024 Days of Remembrance
The Facts Mini Poster is a finished product which is designed to use as is and showcases the current poster along with a selection of facts and links (QR Codes) to relevant materials.  Provided as a pdf file.   The Facts Mini Poster Template
contains a fully editable center portion to which you can add your own observance information. Get creative! Use this design to support your event in a variety of ways!  Provided as a .doc file.
Bookmark
Program
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2024 Days of Remembrance Bookmark 2024 Days of Remembrance Program 2024 Days of Remembrance
The Program Template is fully editable.  Add your own observance information to highlight an individual or your unit event. Provided as a .doc file.
The bookmark is designed at five per sheet and can be printed on standard 8.5 X 11 inch paper. For best results print in color on heavy cardstock, laminate, and cut apart. We've used both cold and hot lamination with great results.   Use the Invitation/Thank You Card as is or tailor it to personalize your invitations and thank you notes. Provided as a .doc file.
Activity Book
 
Placemat
2024 Days of Remembrance Activity Book   2024 Days of Remembrance Placemat
The Activity Book is designed to share with your younger event attendees but can be enjoyed by all ages. It showcases coloring pages and encourages learning through games and activities. Please note this product is designed to print two-sided and flip on the short edge. Put the pages in order then staple or fold in the middle.    The Placemat is designed to be printed on one side or two as needed to support your luncheon or other observance activity. The product may contain interactive smartphone links and videos. It can be printed at 8.5 X 11 or 8.5 X 17 inches.
 
Additional Resources, Links and References

Additional Resources

►  Resource Base
Use the Resource Base to populate the editable mini poster template above or to create your own presentation or observance products.

External Links

►  American Jewish Historical Society

►  Anti-Defamation League

►  Jewish American Heritage Month

►  Jewish War Veterans

►  National Museum of American Jewish Military History

►  Planning Observances for Military Audiences

►  United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Free Planning Resource from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum:  To assist you in planning your observance for the Holocaust Days of Remembrance, the Museum has created a new resource containing a two-disc CD and DVD set filled with advice and ready-to-use resources for organizing civic, military, and interfaith observances. This resource is free and can be obtained by completing and submitting an order form (click here for form).

►  Department of Defense Education Activity Calendar

Days of Remembrance Archives

This link contains all previous years' posters and support products as available.  Current years' products remain on the webpage above and won't appear in the archives until the next set of new products are posted.  Archived products are either undated or editable so they can be used for any observance year as desired.

►  Click Here to access DOR Archives

 

2024 ASIAN AMERICAN NATIVE HAWAIIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE MONTH (AANHPIHM)


Theme: Advancing Leaders Through Innovation2024 Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Poster


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The observance recognizing Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month was established by Title 36, U.S. Code, Section 102.  This observance runs through the month of May and celebrates the service and sacrifices of Asian/Pacific Islanders throughout the United States. The theme for this event changes each year.

►  AANHPIHM DEOMI News Release
►  USD Personnel & Readiness Memo on AANHPIHM

►  Poster Description

Note: The posters may not be used in any manner that would reflect negatively on the DoD; degrade the name, reputation, or public goodwill of the DoD Components; or be contrary to DoD community relations objectives. Furthermore, use by non-federal entities may not create the appearance of DoD endorsement, affiliation, or sponsorship.  


2024 TRAINING AND AWARENESS PRODUCTS

 

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Alternate Posters

Suni Williams Asian American Pacific Islander PosterBruce Lee Asian American Pacific Islander PosterFlorence Finch Asian American Pacific Islander PosterTom Kobayashi Asian American Pacific Islander Poster

Judi Oyama Asian American Pacific Islander PosterKurt Chew-een LeeAnna May WongEllison Onizuka Asian American Pacific Islander Poster

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2024 Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month  

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Screensaver/ Wallpaper
 
Social Media Banner
2024 Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Screensaver   2024 Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Social Media Banner
Download the observance screen saver to show your support all month long!  

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Facts Mini Poster
 
Facts Mini Poster Template
2024 Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Mini Facts Poster   2024 Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Mini Poster Template
The Facts Mini Poster is a finished product which is designed to use as is and showcases the current poster along with a selection of facts and links (QR Codes) to relevant materials.  Provided as a pdf file.   The Facts Mini Poster Template
contains a fully editable center portion to which you can add your own observance information. Get creative! Use this design to support your event in a variety of ways!  Provided as a .doc file.
Bookmark
Program
Invitation/Thank You Card
2024 Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Bookmark 2024 Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage ProgramThe Program Template is fully editable to which you can add your own observance information. Use this design to support your event in a variety of ways! Provided as a .doc file. 2024 Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Invite
The bookmark is designed at five per sheet and can be printed on standard 8.5 X 11 inch paper. For best results print in color on heavy cardstock, laminate, and cut apart. We've used both cold and hot lamination with great results.   Use the Invitation/Thank You Card as is or tailor it to personalize your invitations and thank you notes. Provided as a .doc file.
Activity Book
 
Placemat
2024 Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Activity Book   2024 Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Placemat
The Activity Book is designed to share with your younger event attendees but can be enjoyed by all ages. It showcases coloring pages and encourages learning through games and activities. Please note this product is designed to print two-sided and flip on the short edge. Put the pages in order then staple or fold in the middle.    The Placemat is designed to be printed on one side or two as needed to support your luncheon or other observance activity. The product may contain interactive smartphone links and videos. It can be printed at 8.5 X 11 or 8.5 X 17 inches.
Additional Resources, Links or other References

Additional Resources

►  Resource Base
Use the Resource Base to populate the editable mini poster template above or to create your own presentation or observance products.

External Link

►  Asian Nation 

►  Asian Pacific American Heritage Association

►  Asian Pacific Islanders in the US Army

►  Federal Asian Pacific American Council

►  National Museum of American History

►  Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center

►  Department of Defense Education Activity Calendar

Asian American / Pacific Islander Heritage Month Archives

This link contains all previous years' posters and support products as available.  Current years' products remain on the webpage above and won't appear in the archives until the next set of new products are posted.  Archived products are either undated or editable so they can be used for any observance year as desired.

Click Here to Access AAPIHM Archives

2024 PRIDE MONTH


Theme:  Pride In All Who Serve / A Place For All2024 Pride Month Poster

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Celebrating and recognizing the diversity of both civilian employees and Service members across the Department of Defense (DoD); June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) Pride Month. It is observed in June to commemorate the riots that occurred in June 1969 at the Stonewall Inn in Manhattan, New York. The event, known as the Stonewall Riots, became the catalyst for the gay rights movement in the United States and around the world to achieve equal justice and opportunities.

►  Pride Month DEOMI News Release
►  USD Personnel & Readiness Memo on Pride Month

►  Poster Description - Pride Month

Note: The posters may not be used in any manner that would reflect negatively on the DoD; degrade the name, reputation, or public goodwill of the DoD Components; or be contrary to DoD community relations objectives. Furthermore, use by non-federal entities may not create the appearance of DoD Endorsement, affiliation, or sponsorship.


2024 TRAINING AND AWARENESS PRODUCTS

 

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Product is provided as a Powerpoint Presentation so that you may edit the product and add your own event information, add or remove slides, portray unit personnel...make it your own!  Larger presentations may be provided as pdf files for convenience. 

The Video Clip is provided as a compliment to the presentation and can be played at unit events.  The video highlights important figure(s) in this category.

Screensaver
 
Social Media Banner
2024 Pride Screensaver   2024 Social Media Banner
Download the observance screen saver to show your support all month long!   Designed to fit requirements of most social media platforms.
Facts Mini Poster
 
Facts Mini Poster Template
2024 Pride Mini Facts Poster   2024 Pride Mini Poster Template
The Facts Mini Poster is a finished product which is designed to use as is and showcases the current poster along with a selection of facts and links (QR Codes) to relevant materials.  Provided as a pdf file.   The Facts Mini Poster Template 
contains a fully editable center portion to which you can add your own observance information. Get creative! Use this design to support your event in a variety of ways!  Provided as a .doc file.
Bookmark
 
Graphic Display Banner
2024 Pride Bookmark

 

2024 Pride Graphic Banner
The bookmark is designed at five per sheet and can be printed on standard 8.5 X 11 inch paper. For best results print in color on heavy cardstock, laminate, and cut apart. We've used both cold and hot lamination with great results.   This Graphic Display Banner is designed to be used with a free standing banner. These banner stands will generally support printing on heavy paper or fabric.
Invitation/Thank You Card
 
Program
2024 Pride Invite   2024 Pride Program
Use the Invitation/Thank You Card as is or tailor it to personalize your invitations and thank you notes. Provided as a .doc file.   The Program Template is fully editable.  Add your own observance information to highlight an individual or your unit event. Provided as a .doc file.
Additional Resources, Links or other References

Additional Resources

►  Resource Base
Use the Resource Base to populate the editable mini poster template above or to create your own presentation or observance products.

External Links

Coming Soon!

Pride Month Archives

This link contains all previous years' posters and support products as available.  Current years' products remain on the webpage above and won't appear in the archives until the next set of new products are posted.  Archived products are either undated or editable so they can be used for any observance year as desired.

►  Click Here to Access the Pride Archives

2024 JUNETEENTH


Theme: Opportunity Freedom Celebrated2024 Juneteenth Poster
 

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The Juneteenth National Independence Day Act passed the Senate by unanimous consent on June 15, 2021, and the House on June 16, 2021, and was signed into law as Public Law 117-17, designating June 19th as a federal holiday. For more information see the Congressional Record:
          ► https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/senate-bill/475/text

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President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, announcing, “that all persons held as slaves” within the rebellious areas “are, and henceforward shall be free.” On June 19, 1865, General Gordon Granger announced General Order No. 3, which stated: “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free...” 

In 2021, Juneteenth National Independence Day was declared a federal holiday and a Presidential Proclamation was issued on June 18, 2021. Juneteenth honors the end to slavery in the United States and is considered the longest-running African American holiday. Most importantly, it represents victory over the institution of slavery and the beginning of the fulfillment of America’s promise of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for African Americans.

►  Juneteenth DEOMI News Release
►  USD Personnel & Readiness Memo on Juneteenth

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Facts Mini Poster
 
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Bookmark
 
Graphic Display Banner
2024 Juneteenth Bookmark


 

 

 

 

 

 

2024 Juneteenth Graphic Display Banners
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2024 Juneteenth Invitation   2024 Juneteenth Program
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Activity Book
 
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►  Resource Base
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External Links

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Juneteenth Archives

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2023 WOMEN'S EQUALITY DAY


Image of 2023 Women's Equality Day PosterTheme: Continuing To Make History


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The observance recognizing Women's Equality Day was established by Joint Resolution of Congress in 1971. Women's Equality Day is observed on the 26th day of August and commemorates the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which gave women the right to vote. The observance has grown to include focusing attention on women's continued efforts toward gaining full equality.

►  Women's Equality Day DEOMI News Release

►  USD Personnel & Readiness Memo on Women's Equality Day

►  Poster Description

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Facts Mini Poster
 
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The Facts Mini Poster is a finished product which is designed to use as is and showcases the current poster along with a selection of facts and links (QR Codes) to relevant materials.  Provided as a pdf file.   The Facts Mini Poster Template 
contains a fully editable center portion to which you can add your own observance information. Get creative! Use this design to support your event in a variety of ways!  Provided as a .doc file.
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Invitation/Thank You Card

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The Program Template is fully editable so you can add your observance information. Use this design to support your event in a variety of ways!  Provided as a .doc file.

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Additional Resources, Links or other References

Additional Resources

►  Resource Base
Use the Resource Base to populate the editable mini poster template below or to create your own presentation or observance products.

External Links

►  Library of Congress: American Memory Project: Votes for Women

►  Not for Ourselves Alone (PBS)

►  Rutgers University links on Women's Equality Issues

►  Department of Defense Education Activity Calendar

Women's Equality Day Archives

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2023 NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH


2023 National Hispanic Heritage Month PosterTheme: Todos Somos, Somos Uno: We Are All, We Are One
 

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The observance recognizing National Hispanic Heritage Month was established by Title 36, U.S. Code, Section 126 and Public Law 100-402. Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from 15 September - 15 October of each year. The observance is celebrated during this time frame due to many significant events for various Hispanic communities which fall within the observance period. The President issues a Proclamation each year calling on the people of the United States, especially the educational community, to observe National Hispanic Heritage Month with appropriate ceremonies and activities. Hispanics have had a profound and positive influence on our country through their strong commitment to family, faith, hard work, and service. They have enhanced and shaped our national character with centuries-old traditions that reflect the multi-ethnic and multicultural customs of their community. The theme for this event changes each year.

►  National Hispanic Heritage Month DEOMI News Release
►  USD Personnel & Readiness Memo on National Hispanic Heritage Month

►  Poster Description

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2023 National Hispanic Heritage Month Screensaver  

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Designed to fit requirements of most social media platforms.  Also available for other platforms below.  

►  Download LinkedIn Banner

Facts Mini Poster
 
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Bookmark
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2023 National Hispanic Heritage Month Program

The Program Template is fully editable.  Add your own observance information to highlight an individual or your unit event. Provided as a .doc file.

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The bookmark is designed at five per sheet and can be printed on standard 8.5 X 11 inch paper. For best results print in color on heavy cardstock, laminate, and cut apart. We've used both cold and hot lamination with great results.   Use the Invitation/Thank You Card as is or tailor it to personalize your invitations and thank you notes. Provided as a .doc file.
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Additional Resources

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Use the Resource Base to populate the editable mini poster templates above or to create your own presentation or observance products.

External Links

►  DOD Observance of Hispanic Heritage Month

►  Hispanic Americans in Congress

►  Hispanic Americans in the U.S. Army

►  National Council of Hispanic Employment Program Managers

►  National Council of La Raza

►  PEW Historical Center

►  Smithsonian Latino Center

►  The Library of Congress - Hispanic Heritage

►  Department of Defense Education Activity Calendar

National Hispanic Heritage Month Archives

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►  Click Here to Access the NHHM Archives

2023 NATIONAL DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARENESS MONTH


2023 NDEAM Poster
Theme - Advancing Access and Equity


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The observation of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is established by Public Law and Presidential Proclamation. National Disability Employment Awareness Month is observed from 1 - 31 October of each year. The awareness event is observed so that Americans may reaffirm commitment to ensuring equal opportunity for all citizens and so that they may pay tribute to the accomplishments of men and women with disabilities who contributed, continue to contribute, and wish to contribute to making the nation's economy strong. The theme for this event changes each year.

►  National Disability Employment Awareness Month DEOMI News Release
►  USD Personnel & Readiness Memo on National Disability Employment Awareness Month

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Web Banner Graphic Animation
Add this Graphic Animation to your website as a banner to add some movement to your site.
Additional Resources, Links and other References

Additional Resources

►  Resource Base
Use the Resource Base to populate the editable mini poster template above or to create your own presentation or observance products.

External Links

►  Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

►  Department of Labor Disability Resources

►  Office of Personnel Management - Federal Employment of People with Disabilities

►  Presidential Task Force on Employment of Adults with Disabilities

►  Department of Defense Education Activity Calendar

National Disability Employment Awareness Month Archives

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►  Click Here to access the NDEAM Archives

2023 NATIONAL AMERICAN INDIAN HERITAGE MONTH

 


2023 NAIHM Poster

Theme: Tribal Nations Soaring to New Heights

 

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The observation of National American Indian Heritage Month has its roots in Public Law 99-471. Over several years the observation was moved to different months but in 1990 Public Law 101-343 set the month-long observance in November. Each year the President issues a Proclamation in recognition of the observance. National American Indian Heritage Month is observed from 1 - 30 November of each year. The observance month recognizes American Indians for their respect for natural resources and the Earth, having served with valor in our nation's conflicts and for their many distinct and important contributions to the United States. Please note that the title of this observance varies between the various documents listed and DEOMI uses that title set forth in the 1990 and subsequent Public Laws. The theme for this event changes each year.

►  National American Indian Heritage Month DEOMI News Release
►  USD Personnel & Readiness Memo on National American Indian History Month

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Program
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Additional Resources, Links and other References

Additional Resources

►  Resource Base 
Use the Resource Base to populate the editable mini poster template above or to create your own presentation or observance products.

External Links

►  American Indians in the United States Army

►  Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of the Interior)

►  Indian Health Service

►  Indians.org

►  Society of American Indian Government Employees

►  Department of Defense Education Activity Calendar

►  American Indian History and Heritage - Teachers Guide

National American Indian Heritage Month Archives

This link contains previous posters and support products for previous years as available.  As new products are developed they will appear for that year so you may not see every product for every year.  Products are either undated or editable so they can be used for any observance year as desired.

►  Click Here to Access NAIHM Archives

 

 

 

 

MULTICULTURAL OBSERVANCES


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Theme:  Honoring the Past, Securing the Future!


DEOMI created the Multicultural Poster series in order to support those organizations that have merged their Special Observances into a single event.  The posters are designed to enhance cross-cultural awareness and recognize the continuous achievements of all Americans to American culture, to include those not previously recognized.

►  Multicultural Observance News Release

►  Poster Description

 

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Note: The posters may not be used in any manner that would reflect negatively on the DoD; degrade the name, reputation, or public goodwill of the DoD Components; or be contrary to DoD community relations objectives. Furthermore, use by non-federal entities may not create the appearance of DoD endorsement, affiliation, or sponsorship.

 


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Facts Mini Poster
 
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Bookmark
 
Invitation/Thank You Card
Image of 2020 Multicultural Bookmark   Image of 2020 Multicultural Invitation
The bookmark is designed at five per sheet and can be printed on standard 8.5 X 11 inch paper. For best results print in color on heavy cardstock, laminate, and cut apart. We've used both cold and hot lamination with great results.   Print the Invitation/Thank You Card and hand write your information or drop in a text box with your details to personalize your invitations and thank you notes. Provided as a .pdf file.
Activity Book
 
Placemat
Coming Soon!   Coming Soon!
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Screensaver / Wallpaper
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Download the observance screen saver to show your support all month long!
Multicultural Observances/Awareness Archives

This link contains previous posters and support products for previous years as available.  As new products are developed they will appear for that year so you may not see every product for every year.  Products are either undated or editable so they can be used for any observance year as desired.

►  Multicultural Observance Archives

 

SPECIAL COMMEMORATIONS



►  75th Anniversary of EO 9980 and 9981 includes product and links recognizing the Commemoration of the Women's Integration Act (2023)

►  DEOMI 50th Anniversary Celebration (2021)

►  DEOMI Collaborative Series (2018)

NEED IDEAS?


Need ideas on different ways to use our observance products? Below you will find products created from the field and fleet as well as other agencies on how our various products can be edited or combined to create something for your observance event. If you have an idea you would like to share, please send a good quality image to the DEOMI Webmaster at deomiwbm@us.af.mil.

Image of World War II Product

Poster for entire year shown together along with supporting information.

Image of AAPIHM Product

Poster and News Release combined as a flyer.

 

DODEA Webpage on MLK Observance

Department of Defense Education Activity web page build out.

Observance Display

Lobby Display of poster and presentation
(Courtesy NUWC, Newport RI)

 

DODEA WHM Banner

Women's History Month Web banner altered by DODEA to add images.

 

►  Use of imagery on a cake

Display of these images does not constitute endorsement by DEOMI or the DOD of the information, event, product, or service listed.

SPECIAL OBSERVANCE ARCHIVES


Archived products are provided for use in any observance year. 

Note: The posters may not be used in any manner that would reflect negatively on the DoD; degrade the name, reputation, or public goodwill of the DoD Components; or be contrary to DoD community relations objectives. Furthermore, use by non-federal entities may not create the appearance of DoD endorsement, affiliation, or sponsorship.


►  Martin Luther King Jr.

►  Black History Month

►  Women's History Month

►  Days of Remembrance / Holocaust Remembrance Day

►  Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month

►  Pride Month

►  Juneteenth

►  Women's Equality Day

►  National Hispanic Heritage Month

►  National Disability Employment Awareness Month

►  National American Indian Heritage Month

►  Multicultural Observance Posters

The appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute or the Department of Defense of non-U.S. Government sites or the information, products, or services contained therein. Although the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute may or may not use these sites as additional distribution channels for Department of Defense information, it does not exercise editorial control over all of the information that you may find at these locations. Such links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this website.