Easter Sunrise Service to be held at the Battleship Missouri Sunday

Lt. Rick Tiff, Chaplain Corps, Pearl Harbor Memorial Chapel, will lead the Easter Sunrise Service at 6:30 a.m. March 31 at the Battleship Missouri Memorial.

Lt. Rick Tiff, Chaplain Corps, Pearl Harbor Memorial Chapel, will lead the Easter Sunrise Service at 6:30 a.m. March 31 at the Battleship Missouri Memorial.

Story and photo by Brandon Bosworth

Staff Writer

The Navy will host its annual Easter Sunrise Service at 6:30 a.m. March 31 on Battleship Missouri Memorial.

Lt. Rick Tiff, Chaplain Corps, Pearl Harbor Memorial Chapel, will be leading the service.

It isn’t unusual for the Battleship Missouri Memorial Easter Sunrise Service to attract more than 1,000 people.

“You attract people you wouldn’t normally attract,” said Tiff.

He described the Battleship Missouri Memorial as “a wonderful environment for services.”

“We will be facing the ocean and the opening of Pearl Harbor,” said Tiff. “And we will be right there when the sun rises.”

The Battleship Missouri Memorial Easter Sunrise Service is a free event and is open to anyone with base access. The inter-denominational service begins at 6:30 a.m. and runs about an hour. Guests are advised to arrive by 6 a.m. Dress will be crisp aloha attire.

Other Easter-related events at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam include:

Catholic services

* Good Friday, 6 p.m., March 29 * Easter Vigil Mass, 7:30 p.m. March 30 * Easter Sunday, 9 a.m., March 31

Protestant services

* Good Friday service, 7 p.m., March 29, Nelles Chapel * Easter service, 11 a.m., March 31

Unless otherwise noted, all services will be held at Pearl Harbor Memorial Chapel.

For more information, call the Pearl Harbor Memorial Chapel at 473-3971.

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