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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the President on Ash Wednesday

 

Michelle and I join with Christians here and around the world in marking Ash Wednesday.  This is a day of both reflection and joy, a time to ponder the meaning of repentance and restoration.  As we enter Lent, we join millions in renewing our faith and remembering our commitment to love and serve one another.