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Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Virtual Easter Sunrise Service at Arlington National Cemetery

By: Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall

March 26, 2021

The annual Easter Sunrise Service, hosted by Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, will be live-streamed via JBM-HH Facebook beginning at 6:30 a.m. Sunday, April 4, from Arlington National Cemetery. 

This year, the Easter Sunrise Service will be held at the event’s traditional location – Arlington National Cemetery’s Memorial Amphitheater. Due to COVID-19 mitigation protocols and limitations on large group gatherings, this year’s service will be virtual – live-streamed for public viewing.

 The Easter Sunrise Service will be a Protestant service and will begin with the call to worship at 6:30 a.m. by Chaplain (Col.) Michael T. Shellman, Command Chaplain for the Joint Force Headquarters – National Capital Region / U.S. Army Military District of Washington. The Deputy Chief of Chaplains for the Army Reserve, Chaplain (Brig. Gen.) Andrew R. Harewood, will deliver the Easter message.

According to one of the Easter Sunrise Service coordinators, the deputy chaplain at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Chaplain (Maj.) Scott Kennaugh, “The Easter Sunrise Service supports military families and service members by providing spiritual enrichment and supports the joint base command’s mission to provide for the free exercise of religion in the military.”

To keep the number of personnel on site as low as possible, participating chaplains will be joined by a brass quartet and four vocalists from the U.S. Army Band, “Pershing’s Own,” and a sign language interpreter.

In case of inclement weather, the service will be live-streamed from the joint base’s Memorial Chapel located on the Fort Myer side of the base in Arlington, Va. 

Please access the JBM-HH Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/jbmhh/ at 6:30 a.m. EDT Sunday, April 4, to view the live feed.  You do not need a Facebook account to view the service.

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