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Special Observances

DEOMI provides numerous products and templates for your use in organizing your observance/awareness month events. DEOMI lists only observances established by law, bill, or resolution of Congress. DEOMI does not create themes, except for Days of Remembrance. Nothing precludes an organization from creating their own theme or using previously published themes for your events, just choose one that works best for your event. In addition, organizations are not required to limit their special observances to just those reflected here. 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. Completed products are provided for convenience, as well as modifiable templates for those who choose to add command or service related details.

Special Observances

Observance Support

How to Conduct a Special Observance Video
DEOMI produced media is designed to increase awareness of behaviors that impact command climate. These items can be used with other tools located on the Assessment to Solutions area to increase mission readiness.