SPECIAL COMMEMORATION/ETHNIC OBSERVANCE TIMETABLES: On behalf of the Department of Defense USD (P&R), Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity, the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute announces themes for national observances. While all DEOMI published themes are representative of the Department of Defense, this does not preclude an organization from creating their own theme or using previously published themes. Organizations are not required to limit their special observances to just those reflected here. Others may be conducted providing the same local procedures are used for research, planning, implementation and evaluation as any other special observance. 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-cultura1 and cross-gender awareness and promote harmony among all military members, their families, and the civilian workforce.
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