Human Relations Toolkit

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.  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.     
 

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

Other Tools.

►  Cultural Observances and Awareness Events Listing CY2021
►  Cultural Observances and Awareness Events Listing CY2022

►  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.

2021 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY

Poster 2021 Martin Luther King Jr Day

Theme: Remember! Celebrate! Act! A Day On, Not A Day Off!
 

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 News Release
►  DMOC Memo on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 

►  Poster Description

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

CLICK ON POSTER IMAGE TO DOWNLOAD THE FULL SIZE PRODUCT  

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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Product is provided as a powerpoint presentation so that you may edit the product and add your own event information. Larger presentations may be provided as pdf files for convenience. 
Facts Mini Poster
 
Facts Mini Poster Template
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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.
Bookmark
 
Invitation/Thank You Card
Image of 2021 MLK Bookmark   Image of 2021 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
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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.
Screensaver / Wallpaper
Image of 2021 MLK Screensaver
Download the observance screen saver to show your support all month long!
Additional Resources and References

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 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 for the MLK Archives 

 

2021 BLACK HISTORY MONTH Poster 2021 Black History Month


Theme:  The Black Family:  Representation, Identity, Diversity


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 News Release
►  DMOC Memo on 2021 Black History Month

►  Poster Description

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

►  Portrait on Blacks in the Government

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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
 
Facts Mini Poster Template
Facts Mini Poster 2021 Black History Month   Mini Poster Template 2021 Black History Month
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
 
Invitation/Thank You Card
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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.
Activity Book
 
Placemat
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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.
Screensaver / Wallpaper
Image of 2021 Black History Month Screensaver
Download the observance screen saver to show your support all month long!
Additional Resources and References

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 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 for BHM Archives

2021 WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTHImage of 2021 Women's History Month Poster


Theme - Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to be Silenced

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. The theme for this event changes each year.  Three posters are available in the World War II series.  Chose any or all for your observance event.
 

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

CLICK ON EACH POSTER IMAGE TO DOWNLOAD THE FULL SIZE
PRODUCT ⇒

 

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
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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.
Bookmark
 
Invitation/Thank You Card
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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.
Activity Book
 
Placemat
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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.
Screensaver / Wallpaper
Image of 2021 Women's History Month Screensaver
Download the observance screen saver to show your support all month long!
Additional Resources and References

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

Documents

►  Memorandum - 2018 DOD Women's History Month Observance

Women's Demographic Data

Women's History 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 for WHM Archives

2021 DAYS OF REMEMBRANCE & HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAYImage of 2021 Days of Remembrance Poster


Theme - Learning from the Holocaust:  Acknowledge, Preserve, Honor


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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.

►  Days of Remembrance & Holocaust Remembrance Day News Release
►  DMOC Memo on Days of Remembrance

►  Poster Description

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

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
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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.
Bookmark
 
Invitation/Thank You Card
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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.
Activity Book
 
Placemat
Image of 2021 Days of Remembrance Activity Book   Image of 2021 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.
Screensaver / Wallpaper
Image of 2021 Days of Remembrance Screensaver
Download the observance screen saver to show your support all month long!
Additional Resources and References

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

Documents

►  Memorandum - 2018 DOD Days of Remembrance Observance

Days of Remembrance 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 DOR Archives

2021 ASIAN AMERICAN PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE MONTH

Image of 2021 AAPIHM poster
Theme: Advancing Leaders Through Purpose-Driven Service


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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.

►  Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month News Release
►  DMOC Memo on Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

►  Poster Description

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

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
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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.
Bookmark
 
Invitation/Thank You Card
Image of 2021 AAPIHM Bookmark   Image of 2021 AAPIHM 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
Image of 2021 AAPIHM Activity Book   Image of 2021 AAPIHM 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.
Screensaver / Wallpaper
Image 2021 AAPIHM Screensaver
Download the observance screen saver to show your support all month long!
Additional Resources and References

External Links

►  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

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 AAPIHM Archives

2021 WOMEN'S EQUALITY DAYImage of 2021 Women's Equality Day Poster


Theme: Celebrating Women's Right To Vote

 

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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 News Release (Coming Soon!)
►  
DMOC Memo on Women's Equality DayImage of 2021 Women's Equality Day Poster Version 2

►  Poster Description Version 1

►  Poster Description Version 2

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

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
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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.
Bookmark
 
Invitation/Thank You Card

Image of 2021 Women's Equality Day Bookmark

 

Image of 2021 Women's Equality Day 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
Image of 2021 Women's Equality Day Activity Book   Image of 2021 Women's Equality Day 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.
Screensaver / Wallpaper
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Download the observance screen saver to show your support all month long!
Additional Resources and References

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

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 for WED Archives

2021 NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTHImage of 2021 National Hispanic Heritage Month Poster

Theme:  Esperanza: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage and Hope.

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 News Release
►  DMOC Memo on National Hispanic Heritage Month

►  Poster Description

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

►  Portrait on Hispanics in Government

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
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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.
Bookmark
 
Invitation/Thank You Card
Image of 2021 National Hispanic Heritage Month Bookmark   Image of 2021 National Hispanic Heritage Month
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
Image of 2021 National Hispanic Heritage Month Activity Book   Image of 2021 National Hispanic 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.
Screensaver / Wallpaper
Image of 2021 National Hispanic Heritage Month Screensaver
Download the observance screen saver to show your support all month long!
Additional Resources and References

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

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 the NHHM Archives

2021 NATIONAL DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARENESS MONTH


Theme - America's Recovery: Powered by Inclusion2021 NDEAM Poster
 

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 News Release
►  DMOC Memo on National Disability Employment Awareness Month

►  Poster Description

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

►  Infographic
►  Department of Labor Factsheet

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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Social Media/Web Banner Animation
2021 NDEAM Social Media Animation
Presentation
2021 NDEAM Presentation
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Facts Mini Poster
 
Facts Mini Poster Template
Image of 2021 NDEAM Facts Mini Poster   Image of 2021 NDEAM 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
 
Invitation/Thank You Card
Image of 2021 NDEAM Bookmark   Image of 2021 National Disability Employment Awareness Month
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
2021 NDEAM Activity Book   2021 NDEAM 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.
Screensaver / Wallpaper
Image of 2021 NDEAM Screensaver
Download the observance screen saver to show your support all month long!
Additional Resources and References

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

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 the NDEAM Archives

2021 NATIONAL AMERICAN INDIAN HERITAGE MONTHImage of 2021 NAIHM Poster


Theme: Grounded in Tradition, Resilient in Spirit


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 News Release

►  Poster Description

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

 

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
2021 NAIHM Mini Facts Poster   Image of 2021 NAIHM 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
 
Invitation/Thank You Card
Image of 2021 NAIHM Bookmark   Image of 2021 NAIHM 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
Image of 2021 NAIHM Activity Book   Image of 2021 NAIHM 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.
Screensaver / Wallpaper
Image 2021 NAIHM Screensaver
Download the observance screen saver to show your support all month long!
Additional Resources and References

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 OBSERVANCE

Image of 2020 Multicultural Observance Poster

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
 
Facts Mini Poster Template
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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.
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!
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.
Screensaver / Wallpaper
Image of 2020 Multicultural Screensaver
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

 

Other Observance Posters and Awareness Events



DEOMI is proud to make available original artwork for our customers. All of these files are in the public domain unless otherwise indicated. We request you credit the illustrator or simply, Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute. Most of the posters shown in each category are undated so they can be used for any observance year - just choose the design which suits your needs best.

For more information regarding each of our DEOMI Special Observance posters and a description of the artist's conception, please visit our Public Affairs Observance Releases page.

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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.


 

Freedom / Independence / Civil Rights
Civil Rights Poster Poster July Series Lincoln Gettysburg Address Poster July Series Drummer Boy Poster July Series Historical Milestones
Poster July Series Flag Day Poster July Series American Flag Poster July Series Independence Day
Religion and Religious Diversity
Religion Poster 2021 Poster Religious Diversity Poster Religious Diversity First Freedom 3 Poster Religious Diversity First Freedom 2
Poster Religious Diversity First Freedom 1 Poster Religious Diversity Faith Poster Religious Diversity Ramadan Poster Religious Diversity Kwanzaa
Poster Religious Diversity Hanukkah Poster Religious Diversity Wicca Yule Poster Religious Diversity Bodhi Day Poster Religious Diversity Christmas
Diversity / Culture / Training Awareness
Poster Chart the Course
Image of Cross-Cultural Competence Poster Version 1 Image of Cross-Cultural Competence Poster Version 2 Image of Cross Culture Competence Poster Version 3 Image of Cross Culture Competence Poster Version4
  Poster Diversity EO Diversity and Culture Poster Diversity 1  
Miscellaneous
Poster Miscellaneous Anniversary Moon Landing Poster Miscellaneous D-Day Anniversary Poster Miscellaneous Juneteenth Image of 2020 Juneteenth Poster
Harassment Prevention and Related Posters
Poster Miscellaneous Hazing Image of General Harassment Poster Image of Hazing Poster Version 1 Image of Hazing Poster Version 2
Image of Age Discrimination Poster Image of 2021 Retaliation Poster Image of Maltreatment
2021 Ostracism Poster Image of 2021 Reprisal Poster
Image of The Incident Bullying Poster Image of The Report Bullying Poster
Image of The Impact Bullying Poster
Sexual Assault Awareness Prevention
Image 2011 Sexual Assault Awareness Poster Image 2012 Sexual Assault Awareness Poster Image 2014 Ver 2 Sexual Assault Awareness Poster Image 2014 Ver 1 Sexual Assault Awareness Poster
Image 2015 Sexual Assault Awareness Poster Image 2016 Sexual Assault Awareness Poster Image 2017 Sexual Assault Awareness Poster
Pride Month


Image of 2017 Pride Month Poster

Image of 2016 Pride Month Poster Image of 2015 Pride Month Poster Image of 2014 Pride Month Poster

Image of 2013 Pride Month Poster
 

Image of 2012 Pride Month Poster
 
   
Suicide Prevention
Image 2017 Suicide Prevention Poster      
Service Birthday Posters
Image of United States Army Birthday Poster Image of United States Marine Corps Birthday Poster Image of United States Navy Birthday Poster Image of United States Air Force Birthday Poster
Image of United States Space Force Birthday Poster Image of United States Coast Guard Birthday Poster  
STEM
Products below were created by STEM student interns in various topics
Image of 2019 Civil Rights Poster
Miranda Rights
Image of 2019 Rosa Parks Poster
Rosa Parks
Image of 2019 Sip In Civil Rights Poster
Sip In
Image of 2019 Freedom Ride Poster
Freedom Rides

Image of 2019 Mitla Cafe Poster
Mitla Café

Image of 2019 Alcatraz Poster
Alcatraz Island

 

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

Image of AAPIHM Product  

DODEA Webpage on MLK Observance

Department of Defense Education Activity

     

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

►  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.