conducted to enhance cross-cultural awareness among all
Soldiers, civilian employees, and their families.
These observances recognize the achievements and
contributions made by members of specific racial, ethnic, or
gender groups in our society.
The observances should also promote understanding,
teamwork, harmony, pride, and esprit among all groups, not just
within the specific group being honored.
events recognized by the Department of Defense are:
Luther King Jr. Commemoration – 3rd Monday of
American/Black History Month – February 1- 28/29
History Month – March 1 – 31
of Remembrance – One week
Holocaust Remembrance Day -
Pacific American Heritage Month – May 1 – 31
Equality Day – August 26
Heritage Month – September 15 – October 15
Employment Awareness Month
Indian Heritage Month – November 1 – 30