Volunteers Participate in Renewal & Remembrance Day of Service at Arlington National Cemetery

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Kelly Wilson, a horticulturist at Arlington National Cemetery, explains the purpose of planting milkweed, the only species of plant that Monarch butterfly larvae will eat, to a group of nearly 30 children, during the 16th annual Renewal and Remembrance Volunteer Day of Service at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., July 9, 2012. Each year hundreds of landscapers and lawn care professionals travel to the cemetery, providing an estimated $2 million worth of service as volunteers to help maintain the more than 600 acres of cemetery grounds.  DOD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.
  • Youth volunteers plant milkweed to attract Monarch butterflies during the 16th annual Renewal and Remembrance Volunteer Day of Service at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., July 9, 2012. Monarch larvae feed exclusively on milkweed.  DOD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.
  • Ben Bradley, a youth volunteer with Professional Landcare Network, also known as Planet, plants a milkweed plant during the 16th annual Renewal and Remembrance Volunteer Day of Service at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., July 9, 2012.  DOD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.
  • Landscaping professionals from the volunteer group Professional Landcare Network, also known as Planet, prepare lime to spread on the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery during the 16th annual Renewal and Remembrance Volunteer Day of Service at in Arlington, Va., July 9, 2012.  DOD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.
  • A member of the volunteer group Professional Landcare Network, also known as Planet, uses a tractor to spread lime over grave sites during the 16th annual Renewal and Remembrance Volunteer Day of Service at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., July 9, 2012.  DOD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.
  • A landscaper from LeHigh Valley, Pa., working with Professional Landcare Network prepares lines in the treetops to secure cables for lightning protection during the 16th annual Renewal and Remembrance Volunteer Day of Service at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., July 9, 2012. Hundreds of volunteers spent the day mulching, pruning, aerating, planting, liming and cabling trees with lightning protection on more than 150 acres.  DOD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.
  • Landscapers and lawn care specialists volunteer their services during the 16th annual Renewal and Remembrance Volunteer Day of Service at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., July 9, 2012.  DOD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.