Ash Wednesday

By U.S. ArmyFebruary 18, 2010

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Louis Plaza, a command and control computer, communications and intelligence system integrator, assigned to Company A, Division Special Troops Battalion, 1st Armored Division, United States Division - Center, receives the sign of the cross made by ash from Capt. Anselmo Hernandez, a Catholic chaplain, at the Division Chapel Feb. 17 during Catholic Mass on Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent that occurs a total of 46 days before Easter.
1 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Chief Warrant Officer 2 Louis Plaza, a command and control computer, communications and intelligence system integrator, assigned to Company A, Division Special Troops Battalion, 1st Armored Division, United States Division - Center, receives the sign of the cross made by ash from Capt. Anselmo Hernandez, a Catholic chaplain, at the Division Chapel Feb. 17 during Catholic Mass on Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent that occurs a total of 46 days before Easter. (Photo Credit: Spc. Daniel Schneider, 366th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
Soldiers and civilians wait in line to receive a cross made of ash upon their foreheads Feb. 17 during an Ash Wednesday Catholic Mass. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent.
2 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers and civilians wait in line to receive a cross made of ash upon their foreheads Feb. 17 during an Ash Wednesday Catholic Mass. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent. (Photo Credit: Spc. Daniel Schneider, 366th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
U.S. Army Capt. Paul J. Roman, chaplain, 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, of Raleigh, N.C., blesses the congregation during an Ash Wednesday service, Feb. 17, at the base chapel on Camp Phoenix, Afghanistan. The service featured traditional and contemporary worship music as well as an anointing with oil.
3 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Capt. Paul J. Roman, chaplain, 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, of Raleigh, N.C., blesses the congregation during an Ash Wednesday service, Feb. 17, at the base chapel on Camp Phoenix, Afghanistan. The service featured traditional and contemporary worship music as well as an anointing with oil. (Photo Credit: Petty Officer 3rd Class Jeffrey Richardson, 48th Brigade, Ga. National Guard) VIEW ORIGINAL
U.S. Army Capt. Markey Edwards, chaplain, 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, of Atlanta, Ga., anoints a Soldier with oil during an Ash Wednesday service, Feb. 17, at the base chapel on Camp Phoenix, Kabul, Afghanistan. The service featured traditional and contemporary worship music as well as an anointing with oil.
4 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Capt. Markey Edwards, chaplain, 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, of Atlanta, Ga., anoints a Soldier with oil during an Ash Wednesday service, Feb. 17, at the base chapel on Camp Phoenix, Kabul, Afghanistan. The service featured traditional and contemporary worship music as well as an anointing with oil. (Photo Credit: Petty Officer 3rd Class Jeffrey Richardson, 48th Brigade, Ga. National Guard) VIEW ORIGINAL