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2020 Renewal & Remembrance Ceremony to Be Released on Video, Monday, July 20, at 2 pm. ET

NALP to Host a Small Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery on What Would Have Been the 25th Anniversary of Renewal and Remembrance

FAIRFAX, Va. (July 16, 2020) – For nearly a quarter of a century, landscape and lawn care professionals have gathered together at Arlington National Cemetery for Renewal & Remembrance, the largest day of service in the industry. This year’s event, unfortunately, could not be held due to COVID-19 as ANC is closed to the public. 

On July 20, 2020, 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, Mr. Charles “Ray” Alexander, Jr. 

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.   

Honor the legacy and take time to remember our industry commitment to serve our military members and their families by joining together, on Monday, July 20, at 2 pm ET, to view the ceremony. The video will be available on NALP’s websiteFacebook, Twitter, or YouTube platforms. 

“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.”

This year’s Renewal & Remembrance ceremony and video are produced through the enduring support of our partners CaterpillarExMark/Z Turf Equipment, Gravely, New Holland, John Deere, SiteOne, and STIHL

Join us next year on July 19, 2021, for the annual day of service at Arlington National Cemetery. 

About NALP

The National Association of Landscape Professionals represents an industry of approximately 1 million landscape, lawn care, irrigation, and tree care professionals. Through national advocacy campaigns, the association is growing the industry and its workforce. NALP offers its members professional development through education, networking, and training, certification and accreditation programs. For more information about NALP, visit