Tombstone hosts 8th annual Salute to the Buffalo Soldiers

Tombstone hosts 8th annual Salute to the Buffalo Soldiers

TOMBSTONE, AZ (Tucson News Now) - This weekend, June 25 and 26, Tombstone will salute the Buffalo Soldiers, icons who helped tame the 'wild west' during Arizona's territorial period.  This will be the 150th anniversary of the Buffalo Soldiers creation in 1866.

A special parade honoring the Buffalo Soldier will kick off the weekend on Saturday, June 25 at 11 a.m. Entertainment will take place on the streets of Tombstone all weekend, after the parade, beginning at 10 a.m. Parade marshal for 2016 is Nelson Mitchell, the last African-American to survive the attack at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

The event is sponsored by the Wild West Detachment, Marine Corps League, Tombstone.

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