U.S. Army Pacific Public Affairs
Easter sunrise service took place April 8, aboard the historic Battleship Missouri Memorial located at Ford Island on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.
“Thank you all for being here this morning. It’s a beautiful day here aboard the USS Missouri. What could be better than a sunrise service,” said Lt. Gen Francis J. Wiercinski, commanding general, U.S. Army Pacific.
“I am extremely humbled to host this year’s joint service. This has been a tradition on Oahu for two decades,” said Wiercinski.
The sermon for this year’s sunrise service was delivered by Chaplain Col. Jack VanDyken, U.S. Army Pacific command chaplain. The topic of Vandyken’s message was “God’s resurrection gift.”
The Aliamanu Military Reservation Praise Team combined with the members from the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam choir to sing the opening and closing hymns. The Pacific Fleet Band Brass Quartet provided the music for the opening and closing. Chaplain Col. David Giammona also gave a solo saxophone rendition of “Amazing Grace.”
The Hula no ke Akua dance team entertained the audience with a rendition of “Crucified.”
Approximately 450 people attended the joint service. Chaplains from the Army, Navy and Air Force participated.