Landscape Professionals Participate in Renewal & Remembrance at Arlington National Cemetery

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Landscape Professionals Participate in Renewal & Remembrance at Arlington National Cemetery

SUNRISE LANDSCAPE AND DESIGN, a member of the National Association of Landscape Professionals, participated in Renewal & Remembrance at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday, July 17, 2017.  This marks the 21st year that industry professionals have worked to help care for this national burial ground that serves as the final resting spot for more than 400,000 military service men and women and their spouses.

 Every July, hundreds of landscape and lawn care professionals come from across the nation to Arlington National Cemetery to participate in Renewal & Remembrance which is organized by the National Association of Landscape Professionals. They volunteer their time mulching, upgrading sprinklers, cabling and installing lightning protection for the trees, pruning, planting, liming and aerating the soil.

“Our members look forward to this opportunity each year to give back to the individuals who made personal sacrifices for their country,” said Sabeena Hickman, CAE, NALP CEO. “We consider it a privilege to be able to volunteer our time and talents to improve the health and beauty of the grounds at Arlington National Cemetery, one of our nation’s most sacred places.”

SUNRISE LANDSCAPE AND DESIGN has been a serving Northern Virginia for over 30 years. This year marks the 12th year that Sunrise has participated in Renewal and Remembrance. Led by owner, Joe Markell, Sunrise is helping obtain materials for and installing 180 annuals, planting over 50 trees and supervising the installation of a paver patio area for visitors to use as a waiting area when loading buses. “Today was a great day of hard work showcasing what we do as landscapers and giving our time back to a great memorial for those who have given their lives to allow us the freedom to do what we do. Everyone should take time to visit Arlington National Cemetery,” said owner Joe Markell.

NALP members were also joined by members of the National Hispanic Landscape Alliance and the Professional Grounds Management Society.

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