July 20 2020 08:45 AM

The ceremony will be released on video July 20 at 2 p.m. Eastern.

Photo: NALP

For nearly a quarter of a century, landscape and lawn care professionals have gathered together at Arlington National Cemetery for Renewal & Remembrance, the largest day of service in the industry. This year’s event could not be held due to COVID-19 as ANC is closed to the public.

On July 20, 2020, in place of the large-scale event that would have taken place, the National Association of Landscape Professionals, Fairfax, Virginia, held a small closed ceremony and tree planting with remarks by NALP President Andrew Ziehler and ANC Superintendent Charles “Ray” Alexander Jr.

The following people were on hand to represent the hundreds of volunteers who would have participated in this year’s volunteer service event: Bruce Allentuck, Phil Fogarty and Walter Wray, past chairs of Renewal & Remembrance; current Vice-Chair Eric Gilbey; current Chair John Eggleston; and NALP CEO Britt Wood.

The video is available on NALP’s website, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube platforms.

“We are humbled that Arlington National Cemetery is joining together with us to honor the work that the industry has done in service to one of our nation’s most sacred landscapes,” says NALP CEO, Britt Wood. “We hope that everyone comes together on Monday afternoon to watch the ceremony, taking a moment to reflect on the positive impact that lawn and landscape professionals can make in our nation.”

NALP will hold Renewal & Remembrance next year on July 19, 2021, at Arlington National Cemetery.