The National Association of Landscape Professionals CEO Britt Wood has announced that the 2020 edition of Renewal & Remembrance and Legislative Days will not be held.
For 25 years, Renewal & Remembrance has provided the green industry professionals with the opportunity to honor America’s veterans by lending their professional skills to care for and beautify Arlington National Cemetery.
The National Association of Landscape Professionals has taken its deliberations very seriously around how and when to host Renewal & Remembrance 2020 considering COVID-19.
Arlington National Cemetery is currently closed to the public and although it may be open in July, officials do not anticipate being able to host large events this summer. As a result, NALP has made the decision to cancel Renewal & Remembrance and Legislative Days for 2020.
Wood stated that Arlington National Cemetery has indicated that NALP will likely be able to host a small ceremony this summer in honor of those buried at Arlington National Cemetery, and to highlight the lasting impact our industry has made on the grounds. The plan is to livestream the ceremony with details to be shared when available.
“On behalf of the Renewal & Remembrance Committee, the NALP staff, and the Board of Directors, we will miss working side by side this summer,” Wood said. “We thank all of the sponsors and volunteers who stood ready, willing, and able to come together for a great cause.”
The next Renewal & Remembrance will be held on Monday, July 19, 2021. The next Legislative Days on the Hill will be held in conjunction with our Workforce Summit in late winter/early spring of 2021.