ANSBACH, Germany (Nov. 24, 2015) — The U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach Religious Support Office hosted a community Thanksgiving prayer luncheon in partnership with the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade unit ministry teams Nov. 19 at the Katterbach Chapel.
Approximately 120 Soldiers, Family members civilians attended the event, which included prayers of thanks for the blessings community members enjoy, for the freedoms they cherish, for the community, for the armed services and for the nation. Chaplain (Lt. Col.) R. Kent Walker, the outgoing garrison chaplain, delivered a message to attendees about the importance of giving thanks in times of abundance and in times of scarcity.
Afterward, community members gathered in the Chapel Fellowship Hall for the Thanksgiving lunch, courtesy of RSO and the 12th CAB unit ministry teams.
Col. Christopher M. Benson (center), commander of USAG Ansbach, takes time out to enjoy the Religious Support Office’s Thanksgiving prayer luncheon with USAG Ansbach Command Sgt. Maj. Mark A. Kiefer and Chuck Walls, deputy to the garrison commander Nov. 19 at the Chapel Fellowship Hall. (U.S. Army photo by Stephen Baack, USAG Ansbach Public Affairs)
Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Robert Kent Walker reminds those gathered for the Nov. 19 Thanksgiving prayer luncheon at Katterbach Chapel of the many benefits of giving thanks regularly and challenges all to cultivate community centered on the attitude of gratitude. (U.S. Army photo by Stephen Baack, USAG Ansbach Public Affairs)
Col. Christopher M. Benson, right, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach commander, presents Chaplain (Lt. Col.) R. Kent Walker with a token of the garrison’s appreciation Nov. 19 at Katterbach Chapel for Walker’s service to the USAG Ansbach community during his time here as garrison chaplain. (U.S. Army photo by Bianca Sowders, USAG Ansbach Public Affairs)
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