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89th annual Easter Sunrise Service at Fort Story

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Posted at 2:23 PM, Mar 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-25 14:23:05-04

Virginia Beach, Va. – Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek – Fort Story will host its 89th annual Easter Sunrise Service at 6:30 a.m. Sunday.

The service will take place at outdoors at the Cape Henry Memorial Cross on Fort Story.

The guest speaker for this year’s service is Walter L. Coles, Pastor Emeritus of Good News Baptist Church of Chesapeake.

Joint Base Commander Capt. Frank E. Hughlett and Mayor Will Sessoms from the City of Virginia Beach are also participating.

Fort Story dates 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. For more information, call the JEBFS Chapel at 757-422-7665.