THOMASTON, CT. 09 March 2011-030911SV05-- Rev. Louise Kalemkerian administers ashes at St. Peter's Trinity Church in Thomaston Wednesday. Ash Wednesday is the beginning of the Lenten season and offered the imposition of ashes. The ashes are made from the burning of Palms from last year's Palm Sunday service. The Palms symbolize Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem the week before His Crucifixion. Burning the Palms reminds us that as Christians we recognize that we are but dust and will return to dust.
Steven Valenti Republican-American