Few places provide the feeling of patriotism, duty and honor more than Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.
Amongst the lush, rolling hillsides – adorned with majestic trees and headstones as far as the eye can see – you’ll find the grave of John F. Kennedy, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and many other final resting places of historic figures in our nation’s history.
Open 365 days a year, Arlington National Cemetery is a tribute to the sacrifice of America’s heroes and a place where we honor and remember them.
Swingle Participates in Day of Service in Washington, D.C.
It’s not often one has the opportunity to help maintain our most revered national monument. But each year Swingle takes great pride in being able to contribute its services to Arlington National Cemetery. As part of National Association of Landscape Professional’s (N.A.L.P.) Renewal & Remembrance Day of Service, Swingle team members, along with other industry volunteers, spend the day caring for the immense and impressive landscape of this hallowed ground.
“I always look forward to this event, because it’s truly an honor. Helping to keep this massive landscape beautiful is important for visitors and for those we honor,” says Tom Lynch, Swingle’s Northern Colorado Regional Manager about the Day of Service in Washington.
While in Washington, Swingle and N.A.L.P. representatives also participated in a Day on the Hill; a day set aside to visit with Colorado’s House and Senate Congressional members to discuss important issues going on in the industry.
“As with most industries, governmental regulatory bodies are involved at many levels. The green industry is no different. We are here to speak with our lawmakers about issues we face as a small business in the green industry and an industry as a whole,” shares Kelly Gouge, Swingle’s Director of Operations.
Swingle is a green industry front-runner, with representatives serving in leadership roles in and outside the industry. Each year, Swingle actively supports Day of Service in Washington D.C. and our community by sponsoring many Colorado Front Range events and charities.