Swingle President Includes Daughters in PLANET Day of Renewal & Remembrance at Arlington National Cemetery

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At PLANET's Day of Renewal & Remembrance, Swingle President John Gibson and his daughters provided lawn & landscape care at Arlington National Cemetery.

Swingle President, Daughters at PLANET Day of Renewal & Remembrance - July 9, 2012

John, Taylor & Marissa Gibson

Our family hopes our efforts today create a better experience for families coming here, especially those visiting the final resting place of loved ones who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

John Gibson, President of Denver, Colorado-based Swingle Lawn, Tree & Landscape Care, and his daughters participated in the Professional Landcare Network’s (PLANET) Day of Renewal & Remembrance at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday, July 9, 2012. Swingle is a member of PLANET.

Hundreds of landscape and lawn care professionals from across the nation spent the day mulching, upgrading lawn sprinklers, planting and pruning trees and shrubs, aerating and liming the soil, cabling tree branches and installing lightning protection.

“Our members look forward to this opportunity each year to give back to the men and women who gave their lives for their country,” said Walter Wray, Landscape Industry Certified Technician, PLANET member and chairman of the event. “We consider it a privilege to be able to lend our time and talents to such a worthwhile project.”

The day began with a ceremony featuring joint color guard and speaker presentations to dedicate the day of work and helping to maintain the grounds. Many PLANET members have special connections at the cemetery through relatives and friends who are buried there or their own military service.

“It was an honor to share this memorable event with my daughters Taylor and Marissa,” said Gibson. “Our family hopes our efforts today create a better experience for families coming here, especially those visiting the final resting place of loved ones who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.”

For more information, visit LandcareNetwork.org, or call PLANET at (800) 395-2522.

About PLANET
The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) is an association representing more than 100,000 lawn and landscape professionals in the United States and Canada. PLANET member firms provide a wide range of landscape, lawn care, tree care, irrigation and water management, and interior plantscape services, including consultation, design, installation, and maintenance. PLANET members are dedicated to improving the environment through public service projects and responsible stewardship. PLANET promotes professionalism in the industry by providing continuing education, legislative advocacy, and administering the professional certification known as Landscape Industry Certified. For more information about PLANET, visit LandcareNetwork.org.

About Swingle Lawn, Tree and Landscape Care
Founded in 1947, Swingle Lawn, Tree and Landscape Care has grown to be one of the most respected residential and commercial landscape care companies in Colorado, providing lawn care, tree care and award-winning holiday lighting displays for homes and businesses. For more information, please contact Vince Serio at (303) 337-6200 or visit MySwingle.com.

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