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88th Annual Easter Sunrise Service at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story

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Posted at 11:44 AM, Apr 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-01 11:44:17-04

Virginia Beach, Va. – Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek – Fort Story will host its 88th annual Easter Sunrise Service at 6:15 a.m., Sunday, April 5 at the historic Cape Henry Memorial Cross on Fort Story.

The guest speaker for this year’s service is Daniel K. Davey, Senior Pastor at Colonial Baptist Church. Also participating will be Joint Base Commander, Capt. Frank E. Hughlett and Mayor William D. Sessoms, Jr., from the City of Virginia Beach.

The service site is historically rich, dating back more than four hundred years. The on-site memorial cross was erected in 1935 by the Daughters of the American Colonists to commemorate the raising of a cross by the first settlers who came ashore in 1607. The Cape Henry Memorial Cross is a part of the Colonial National Historical Park administered by the National Park Service.

The public is invited to participate in the annual event. For more information, please call the JEBFS Chapel at 757-422-7665.