Leaders from U.S. Army Recruiting Command will host this year's African American Black History Month Observance at Fort Knox's Saber & Quill Feb. 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.Gerald Neal, Kentucky State Senator, District 33, is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the event, themed: Honoring the Past, Securing the Future.Officials from the Equal Employment Opportunity office say the observance, and those like it, is designed "to enhance cross-cultural awareness among all Soldiers, civilian employees and families," and "promote understanding, teamwork, harmony, pride and esprit among all groups."The observance is free and open to the public, expected to be held inside the Signature Room. Where mission permits, Fort Knox supervisors are encouraged to allow their service members and DOD civilian employees to attend. When permission is granted, Saber & Quill will be considered the service member's and employee's place of duty. No leave will be charged for the time.