Observe Armed Forces Day by attending a soldier-led tour of Fort Ward at 11 a.m., followed by a concert of Civil War music by the Federal City Brass Band at 1 p.m. Tour participants will learn about the construction and history of Fort Ward, and the daily lives of soldiers stationed at the fort. The Federal City Brass Band re-creates the music and appearance of a U.S. Army regimental band of the 1860s. Members perform in authentic dress and play original brass instruments of the period. Song selections are based on original band journals and sheet music of the Civil War era. The concert will feature a variety of military, patriotic and popular selections of the time, introduced with historical commentary. The tour and concert are free, with no advance registration required.