h. Joint commemorations will clarify the fact that America and its Allies fought
a war against totalitarian regimes intent on regional hegemony and world domination
that denied freedom and justice not only to others, but to their own peoples.
Competitive and comparative themes, with regard to the other U.S. Armed
Forces, will be avoided.
Heroism and the participation of American minorities in World War II
should be included.
6. DoD Commemorative Focus.
a. Role and relationship of the military in World War IIs global coalition
b. Education and historical lessons for service members, their families and
c. The sense of commitment, sacrifice, leadership and values displayed by
leaders and members of the armed forces and those serving on the home front during
d. The following DoD year themes have been established:
1991- Preparation and Entry into War
1992- On Defense
1993- Transition to the Offensive
1994- The Tide Turns
a. The Department of the Army, as the executive agent, will coordinate DoD
activities to support the DoD Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of World
b. The Chief of Information (CHINFO) will do the following:
(1) Establish initial policy and guidance for Navy participation and
provide follow-on guidance to all commands where participation criteria are in