On July 15, members of the National Association of Landscape Professionals, Fairfax, Virginia, descended on the nation’s capital for the association’s 23rd annual Renewal and Remembrance event. NALP members honored American’s veterans by donating materials and labor to beautify the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery.
In a Facebook post, NALP writes, “Words do not properly convey the humbling and sobering atmosphere here at the Arlington National Cemetery on our 23rd annual Renewal and Remembrance. Each one of us counts ourselves blessed to be here to pay tribute to those who have served. We thank you Arlington National Cemetery for another mission. It is our great honor to help maintain and beautify these hallowed grounds.”
Hundreds of NALP members and their family members partnered with the horticulture team at the cemetery to improve the lawns, shore up historic trees, landscape and complete irrigation and hardscape projects on the grounds.
The day concluded with the Dinner of Reflection where attendees enjoyed a performance by the Center for American Military Music Opportunities Voices of Service, which consists of veterans and active duty service member talent made up of musicians and singers. They also heard from keynote speaker Congressman Mark Green, an American physician and politician from the state of Tennessee.
On July 16-17, 2019, NALP staff and members visited Capitol Hill for its annual Legislative Days. Members were able to learn more about the industry's key issues that affect their businesses and speak with legislators to become more effective advocates on both the national and local stages.
To learn more about these events, visit NALP’s website.