Renewal and Remembrance

Renewal and Remembrance in Its 22nd Year

It was sweltering hot on Monday, July 16,  as 400 volunteers headed to Arlington National Cemetery and Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery for the 22nd Renewal & Remembrance volunteer day of service. Please share!

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Behind the Scenes of Renewal & Remembrance

Have you ever wondered what takes place the days leading up to our annual Renewal & Remembrance event at Arlington National Cemetery? Let’s see… The equipment began trickling in on Thursday (and will continue to do so through the weekend). The lime and gypsum has arrived, the trees are being tagged, the Children’s Planting area […]

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Green Space by Total Landscape Care

Total Landscape Care editor, Glenn DiNella reflects on PLANET’s 2009 Renewal & Remembrance and Legislative Day on the Hill events. “…I’m glad we have an organization like PLANET to promote the causes of the green industry. I hope you will visit the PLANET Web site and join this worthy organization. And I hope to see […]

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We cannot pay back, we can only pay forward

In my opening remarks at this year’s Renewal and Remembrance, I shared a quote with attendees, something I had heard years ago. The quote is, “You can never pay back; you can only pay forward.” How true that was for the volunteers who were preparing to spread lime, install plants, prune trees, and do other […]

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Impact of R & R and Legislative Day on the Hill for Tolles Students

The students at Tolles Career & Technical Center’s Turf, Landscape, & Greenhouse Mgt. Program have been blessed and honored to participated in the Renewal and Remembrance Day and Legislative Day on Capitol Hill for the second consecutive year.  Each of my six students, two of whom were returning for their second year of service, got […]

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Renewal and Remembrance – A Ritual of Respect

My first experience participating in PLANET’s Renewal and Remembrance this year was  memorable, but not for the reasons I had expected.  There were no moments when I was overcome by emotion.  Though I did develop a greater respect for humanity and what it means to me, which I imagine is different for all of us, […]

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Twitter hashtag is #RRLEG09 for Renewal & Remembrance

I realize I am communicating with a fairly small group that is currently active on Twitter.  Nevertheless, by the end of PLANET’s Renewal and Remembrance and Legislative Day, a few more PLANET members will have learned more about Twitter and especially how Twitter hashtags work to bring a group together. A Twitter hashtag is always […]

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PLANET Wins 2009 ASAE's Associations Advance America Award of Excellence

PLANET is one of only 17 organizations nationally to receive an Award of Excellence in the first round of the 2009 Associations Advance America (AAA) Awards program, a national competition sponsored by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) & The Center for Association Leadership, Washington, D.C. PLANET received the award for its Renewal & […]

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