NALP to run a closed ceremony for Renewal & Remembrance

NALP to run a closed ceremony for Renewal & Remembrance

The July 20 ceremony can be viewed online and replaces the large-scale event that was canceled because of COVID-19.

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FAIRFAX, Va. – For nearly 25 years, landscape and lawn care professionals have gathered together at Arlington National Cemetery for Renewal & Remembrance, a large-scale day of service in the industry. This year’s event was canceled due to COVID-19 and is closed to the public. 

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

Watch online at 2 p.m. EST to view the ceremony. The video will be available on NALP’s website,  FacebookTwitter, or YouTube platforms. 

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

“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,” said 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.”

Next year's in-person event is scheduled for July 19, 2021, at Arlington National Cemetery.