Buffalo Soldier Heritage Day Feb. 28 at Fort Concho

The annual Buffalo Solider Heritage Day will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 28 in Fort Concho National Historic Landmark commissary building, at East Avenue C and Burgess Street. Keynote speaker will be U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen (retired)  Ronnie D. Hawkins Jr., who returned to his hometown of San Angelo after his 37-year military career.

There will be a portrayal of Cathay Williams, the only documented female Buffalo Solider in the late 1800s. Members of the Fort Concho Buffalo Soldiers living history program will exhibit equipment displays and demonstrations. A special Buffalo Soldiers exhibit will be available near the Living History Stables.

The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served at the event.

For more information about the program and Buffalo Soldiers, call Fort Concho at 325-481-2646.