The annual Easter Sunrise Service, hosted by Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Commander Col. Patrick M. Duggan, will be held Sunday, April 16, at Arlington National Cemetery's Memorial Amphitheater.

The non-denominational worship service will begin with a prelude by the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own," at 6:15 a.m. The service is scheduled to begin with a call to worship at 6:30 a.m. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Easter message will be delivered by Chap. (Rear Adm.) Margaret Grun Kibben, Chief of Chaplains, U.S. Navy. An interpreter for the hearing impaired will be present.

There are two ways to access the cemetery April 16 for the service. Gates open at 5 a.m.

General Public (guests without a Department of Defense ID)
Enter Arlington National Cemetery via Memorial Avenue and park at the cemetery's Visitors Center parking lot, where parking is free 5 to 9 a.m. Easter Sunday. There is no walking to the amphitheater from the parking lot; a free shuttle service will transport all guests.

DoD ID Card Holders only
Enter Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall and park in the Tri-Services parking lot (the large lot closest to the Old Post Chapel). A free shuttle will transport guests to the amphitheater. DoD ID card holders also have the option of walking into the cemetery from Selfridge Gate. Park in the parking lot across from the Spates Community Club; Selfridge Gate is located directly across from the club.

Shuttles will transport guests back to the parking lots after the service. Guests will also have the option of walking back to their parked vehicles after the service.

Please note that backpacks will not be allowed in the cemetery for the service; blankets, baby strollers and water in clear, plastic bottles are allowed.

For more information, call 703-696-6635 or visit Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's website at or Facebook at for the most-up-to-date information.