May 11 2020 09:10 AM

This would have marked the 25th year NALP members gathered to beautify Arlington National Cemetery.

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The National Association of Landscape Professionals, Fairfax, Virginia, canceled its Renewal and Remembrance and Legislative Days for 2020 due to COVID-19.

This would have marked the 25th year NALP members gathered to lend their professional skills to care for and beautify Arlington National Cemetery. Originally started by the Professional Lawn Care Association of America (a legacy organization of NALP) as a volunteer event, Renewal and Remembrance was first held in February, before being moved to its traditional July date.

NALP has entered a 3- to 5-year Memorandum of Understanding with Arlington National Cemetery for future Renewal and Remembrance events. Arlington National Cemetery indicated that NALP will likely be able to host a small ceremony this summer in honor of those buried at Arlington National Cemetery and to highlight the lasting impact the green industry has made on the grounds. NALP hopes to be able to livestream this ceremony and will share the details once confirmed.

The next Renewal and Remembrance will be held July 19, 2021, while the Legislative Days on the Hill, will be held in conjunction with its Workforce Summit in late winter/early spring of 2021.