Thousands watch sun rise on Easter Sunday at Lincoln Memorial service

Thousands gather for the Lincoln Memorial Easter Sunrise Service. (AP)
This Easter Sunday is the 41st annual service with Capital Church. (WTOP/Melissa Howell)
Gatherers arrived before the sun came up on Easter Sunday, 2019. (WTOP/Melissa Howell)
People stand at the reflecting pond on Easter Sunday, 2019. (WTOP/Melissa Howell)

The tradition of holding an Easter Sunday sunrise service at the Lincoln Memorial continued Sunday, welcoming thousands for its 41st installment.

The annual ceremony, said by organizer Capital Church to be one of the nation’s largest Easter sunrise services, offered Christians an opportunity to celebrate Easter Sunday as the sun rose over the Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol.

Kelly and her daughter Claire came from Fairfax County, Virginia, attending the yearly event for the first time.

“I think last year was the first time I heard…

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