Volunteers honor fallen heroes at Arlington Cemetery

Real Green among participants at annual service event

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Walled Lake, Mich. – Real Green Systems will join forces on Monday, July 15 with hundreds of 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. 

The event, organized by National Association of Landscape Professional (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 three employees from Real Green Systems – will volunteer their time mulching, upgrading sprinklers, cabling and installing lightning protection for the trees, pruning, planting, liming and aerating the soil, as well as installing and maintaining pavers throughout the grounds

In total, NALP members will help 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.

“Our industry is proud and humbled to volunteer our services at Arlington National Cemetery every year,” said Carol Keeling, interim CEO for NALP. “While the cemetery is beautifully maintained all year long, it is an honor for our industry professionals to lend their expertise and skills to enhancing the grounds. This service event allows the lawn and landscape industry to honor our nation’s heroes and put our professional knowledge and skills to work for good.”

NALP members will be joined by members of the National Hispanic Landscape Alliance and the Professional Grounds Management Society.

For more information, visit LandscapeProfessionals.org or call (800) 422-7478.