Classen, a brand of Schiller Grounds Care, Inc. and a member of the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP), joined forces with hundreds of other lawn and landscape professionals from across the country to volunteer at Renewal & Remembrance, an annual day of service at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va in July.
The event, organized by NALP, marks the 23rd year that industry professionals have come together to help enhance the grounds of the national burial site, which serves as the final resting spot for more than 400,000 military service men and women and their spouses.
This year, more than 400 professionals – including employees from Classen and their distribution partner Precision Works, Inc. of Port Washington, NY – volunteered their time aerating the soil, mulching, upgrading sprinklers, cabling and installing lightning protection for the trees, pruning, planting, liming and installing and maintaining pavers throughout the grounds. In total, NALP members helped to enhance more than 200 acres of the vast grounds at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as parts of Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemeteries.
“We were proud and humbled to have volunteered our services at Arlington National Cemetery and to provide the gloves for those working the event,” said Steve LePera, director of marketing at Schiller Grounds Care. “This is a wonderful opportunity for lawn and landscape industry members to honor our nation’s heroes and put our professional knowledge and skills to work for good.”
To learn more about Classen equipment and to locate a retailer or rental dealer in your area, visit www.classenturfcare.com. Classen is a registered trademark of Schiller Grounds Care, Inc.