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Renewal and Remembrance

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Landscape Professionals Volunteer at Arlington National Cemetery and The National Mall for Renewal & Remembrance

Approximately 500 landscape professionals from 27 states gathered for the 26th annual Renewal & Remembrance event on July 18, 2022. “I think it’s one of the true hallmarks of our association,” says Brandon Sheppard, a Weed man franchisor in the Mid-Atlantic. “We’re measured by our deeds, more than our words. It’s the members that make […]

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Registration Is Open for Renewal & Remembrance 2022

The 26th Renewal & Remembrance will take place on July 18, 2022. This year’s volunteer event will be held at Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) and at the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall. While Renewal & Remembrance has historically been held at Arlington National Cemetery, this marks the second year that NALP will have a […]

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Photo: NALP/Philippe Nobile Photography

NALP Recognized as National Mall Volunteer Partner of the Year

The National Association of Landscape Professionals was presented the National Mall Volunteer Partner of the Year Award on Dec. 4, 2021, by the National Mall and Memorial Parks of the National Park Service. “I was so proud to accept the award in honor of the National Association of Landscape Professionals and our members,” says Bruce […]

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Photo: Philippe Nobile Photography

Renewal and Remembrance Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Two Service Project Locations

On July 19, 2021, 250 landscape industry professionals volunteered their time and skills at Arlington National Cemetery and on the National Mall for the annual Renewal & Remembrance event. “Whether it’s the 25th or not, I think being part of Renewal and Remembrance is a great honor,” says Bruce Allentuck, president of Allentuck Landscaping Co. […]

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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.

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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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