As published in Total Landscape Care on July 28,2013
FROM Patty Vaughan |
July 28, 2013- See more at: http://www.totallandscapecare.com/landscapers-honor-fallen-soldiers/#sthash.Lln2s7mH.dpuf
Think. Reflect. And Appreciate.
These are the three words that PLANET President Glenn Jacobsen said to more than 400 volunteers who came to work at Arlington National Cemetery for PLANET’s 17th annual Renewal & Remembrance event.
“When you’re working here today, I ask that you take a moment to think, reflect and appreciate the country in which we live, and the choice we make to serve and to give back,” Jacobsen says during the opening ceremony on July 22.
Green industry professionals alike worked side by side landscaping, fixing irrigation, trimming trees, liming and much more to lend a helping hand to the 164 employees who maintain the grounds 365 days a year.
“Your hard work and dedicated efforts demonstrate a respect and gratitude in honor of all who rest here,” says Patrick Hallinan, Superintendent for Arlington National Cemetery. “There are many who rest here in quiet dignity that our nation has recognized as true heroes, but each grave site here is someone’s hero to a loved one.”
The cemetery covers more than 624 acres over a 16-mile stretch in the heart of the nations Capital.