MDW Hosts Easter Sunrise Service at Arlington National Cemetery

Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from U.S. Army Military District of Washington

    ARLINGTON, Va., April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- From presidents to privates,
 Arlington National Cemetery serves as the final resting place for many of
 America's fallen military heroes.  Yet each spring, people gather on these
 hallowed grounds for a celebration of life.
     The U.S. Army Military District of Washington will host its annual Easter
 Sunrise Service at 6:30 a.m. on April 15 in the Memorial Amphitheater, which
 is located next to the Tomb of the Unknowns.  The United States Marine Band,
 "The President's Own," will play a prelude concert at 6:15 a.m.
     The free, nondenominational worship service celebrates the resurrection of
 Christ and life everlasting, the central tenet of the Christian faith.  The
 sacred setting for this event reminds us of the service members who made the
 ultimate sacrifice to defend democracy and the religious freedoms of people
 throughout the world.
     Chaplain (Brig. Gen.) Lorraine K. Potter, deputy chief of the Air Force
 Chaplain Service, will deliver the Easter sermon.  She and other members of
 the chaplaincy invite members of the military community and general public to
 attend the joint-service event.  Seating is available on a first-come, first-
 served basis.  The facility is wheelchair accessible and the service will be
 signed for the deaf.
     Vehicles may park for free in the cemetery's Visitors Center parking lot
 or on Fort Myer across the street from Spates Hall.  The cemetery gates open
 at 4:30 a.m. METRO Rail service will not begin until 8 a.m.
     People have the choice of walking to the amphitheater or riding a bus. The
 free shuttle service begins at 5:30 a.m.  One pick up point is next to the
 cemetery Visitors Center along Memorial Drive.  The other is in front of
 Spates Hall on Fort Myer.
     For more information, call Mr. Tom Findtner at 202-685-3041 or send email
 to FindtnerT@fmmc.army.mil.  Visit MDW's web site at http://www.mdw.army.mil .
 
 

SOURCE U.S. Army Military District of Washington
    ARLINGTON, Va., April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- From presidents to privates,
 Arlington National Cemetery serves as the final resting place for many of
 America's fallen military heroes.  Yet each spring, people gather on these
 hallowed grounds for a celebration of life.
     The U.S. Army Military District of Washington will host its annual Easter
 Sunrise Service at 6:30 a.m. on April 15 in the Memorial Amphitheater, which
 is located next to the Tomb of the Unknowns.  The United States Marine Band,
 "The President's Own," will play a prelude concert at 6:15 a.m.
     The free, nondenominational worship service celebrates the resurrection of
 Christ and life everlasting, the central tenet of the Christian faith.  The
 sacred setting for this event reminds us of the service members who made the
 ultimate sacrifice to defend democracy and the religious freedoms of people
 throughout the world.
     Chaplain (Brig. Gen.) Lorraine K. Potter, deputy chief of the Air Force
 Chaplain Service, will deliver the Easter sermon.  She and other members of
 the chaplaincy invite members of the military community and general public to
 attend the joint-service event.  Seating is available on a first-come, first-
 served basis.  The facility is wheelchair accessible and the service will be
 signed for the deaf.
     Vehicles may park for free in the cemetery's Visitors Center parking lot
 or on Fort Myer across the street from Spates Hall.  The cemetery gates open
 at 4:30 a.m. METRO Rail service will not begin until 8 a.m.
     People have the choice of walking to the amphitheater or riding a bus. The
 free shuttle service begins at 5:30 a.m.  One pick up point is next to the
 cemetery Visitors Center along Memorial Drive.  The other is in front of
 Spates Hall on Fort Myer.
     For more information, call Mr. Tom Findtner at 202-685-3041 or send email
 to FindtnerT@fmmc.army.mil.  Visit MDW's web site at http://www.mdw.army.mil .
 
 SOURCE  U.S. Army Military District of Washington