Queen’s birthday observed at Soldiers Chapel, Schofield Barracks

| September 8, 2018 | 0 Comments
Participants of the service gather in front of Soldiers Chapel before the service begins. (Courtesy photo)

Participants of the service gather in front of Soldiers Chapel before the service begins. (Courtesy photo)

Queen Liliuokalani is portrayed. (Courtesy photo)

Queen Liliuokalani is portrayed. (Courtesy photo)

U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii
Public Affairs

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii — On Sept. 1, members of U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI), the Integrated Religious Support Team (IRST) and the local community gathered for the 4th Annual Commemoration of Queen Liliuokalani’s Birthday at Soldiers Chapel, here.

The entrance of Soldiers Chapel is part of an original chapel that was funded by the Queen in 1913, upon the establishment of Schofield Barracks. Queen Liliuokalani, a Episcopalian, recognized that the religious needs of Soldiers was paramount.

The commemoration was hosted by Col. Thomas Barrett and Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Cereghino, commander and senior enlisted adviser of USAG-HI. The service was led by Chaplain (Maj.) Patrick Lowthian, brigade chaplain for 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, and Dr. Kahu Kaleo Patterson, Vicar of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Wahiawa, and a founding member of the Army Native Hawaiian Advisory Council.

Dr. Kahu Kaleo Patterson and Dr. Kahu Haaheo Guanson present gifts of appreciation to CH Lowthian, COL Barrett, and CSM Cereghino. (Courtesy photo)

Dr. Kahu Kaleo Patterson and Dr. Kahu Haaheo Guanson present gifts of appreciation to CH Lowthian, COL Barrett, and CSM Cereghino. (Courtesy photo)

Represented at the service were members from the following organizations: The Royal Order of Kamehameha I; ‘AhahuiKa’ahumanu; Hale O N Ali’I; The Daughters and Sons of Hawaiian Warriors; The Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii; The Hawaii District of the United Methodist Church; The Hawaii Conference of the United Church of Christ; The Women’s Board of Missions; The IolaniGuild; and The Pacific Justice and Reconciliation Center.

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Category: Leadership, Native Hawaiian Community Program, News, Observances

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