Department of Defense Education Activity

DoDEA Topic Archive : Observances

Juneteenth

Juneteenth

Juneteenth (a blending of the words June and nineteenth), also known as Freedom Day, is an American holiday and is the oldest known celebration of the end of slavery in the United States.

Memorial Day

Memorial Day

Memorial Day, which is celebrated on the last Monday in May, honors service members who have died in military service to the nation.

National School Nurse Day

National School Nurse Day

DoDEA joins the nation in celebrating the specialized practice of school nursing on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. This celebration recognizes the contributions school nurses make every day, particularly in times of crisis, to improve the safety, health, and academic success of all students.

Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week

DoDEA Director Tom Brady thanks DoDEA teachers for their tireless support of students during an extraordinary global pandemic. Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2nd - 6th.

Decision Day

Decision Day

Celebrate Decision Day on May 2nd – the day when DoDEA high-school seniors announce what they’ll be pursuing after graduation.

Holocaust Remembrance

Holocaust Remembrance

DoDEA joins the world in honoring the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust—as well as the millions of non-Jewish victims of Nazi persecution. Holocaust Days of Remembrance week will be observed April 24 to May 1, 2022.

Earth Day

Earth Day

DoDEA celebrates Earth Day on April 22nd each year. Earth Day is an event dedicated to raising awareness about the various environmental challenges that face our planet.