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A -- -- pruning and planting turns out to be a great opportunity for hundreds of landscape professionals to honor fallen soldiers -- -- donating materials equipment hundreds of hours of manpower plus leaving a legacy for children outside calling Morris joins us now.
Again from Arlington national cemetery -- Good morning once again you know they caller renewal and remembrance and it's the sixteen year.
That planet has done on this and many of the professionals that come out the -- of their time.
Also bring their children and they really make this an opportunity for them to give back as well Roger Phelps is on the board of plan and he's also know.
-- US navy veteran so thank you for your service is very much thank you and thank you for what is going on here today I know each year it's been important to you to be -- part of the kid element of this day we're not just a mile in about half.
-- you know it's so important that our children learn what it means to serve.
And -- there's all kinds of different service there's military service but.
What this represents today it's a different kind of service it's the service that their parents stay with the landscape industry.
Installing plants creating the types of environments that they give back not only to the planet.
But to kind of the psychology of the people who come here and how important a beautiful -- is to somebody who's visiting one of the people interred here.
You know it's been fun just watching here this morning for the kids of loved playing in our -- -- this thing isn't my -- but I've seen quite a few of the kids stopping and looking -- the teams -- than -- -- in their parents.
-- and learning more of now.
The special club display at.
Absolutely that is that is so important like you said I heard one young ladies say -- -- dad you know dad are all these stones people.
And it gave him the opportunity to explain to her what this place -- means now only to the people who come here but to our country.
Absolutely absolutely well you know I think also a special day for the staff here it is -- -- nationals and -- I mean obviously.
This place is sacred Yemen they take care of it 365 days a year but today they are getting -- out I went second with Kelly Wilson she and a -- -- -- here at the cemetery good morning to you ma'am I -- morning and so you've got a lot of little helpers today making your job a little easier I would definitely definitely -- done a wonderful job.
They're plant seen -- -- -- -- just let us planting now wait right here and now queen what is that attract guys.
I think I don't know -- answer you gave a little speech right about what their planes so why did you choose.
This particular bed and milk -- obviously did attract the caterpillar -- but what -- thought process you went in you put into -- this and start.
Last year in fact that -- but children from planet organization planet of the native grass is back here.
There may have even made quite a few kids that planet does so we're adding to this each year.
And we're keeping it all native plants.
Are attracted more of the native birds the native wildlife so all that all fits together they're attracted more to the native plants as opposed to.
More of the Asian -- invasive plants and in in this case.
The monarch the monarch caterpillar.
Is attracted to this it's the only -- that they'll eat so it's very important so it's very important that we plant those and we're creating habitat for them -- the complete package with the whole shirts and everything right yes.
-- Holland there's number there's another that I had to get -- but right now I have -- talked this little young lady right here.
Come here named Shelby Shelby so Shelby are you going to be doing something -- Excellent even.
I'm going to be -- everything on the terrible -- really.
Now how fat I didn't -- contacts.
And I am an actual contents by telling -- How -- lot.
I can Nash and CNET.
Arlington national cemetery was important single.
And how why should be just some areas and so why is it important to you.
Can -- that anybody.
That is very terrible spot and I spent their nights and they should be an and then.
And so why should you be -- one gets belatedly.
Well I have a lot and relatives that brand and then let's hear me I had this -- that where.
They were breaking under control links to help.
And -- -- just -- hiking in the world couldn't have roars and of them -- even criminals.
Not so that's going to be pretty special moment.
Yeah are you nervous yeah yeah.
I think you're gonna do great you got -- I now paint coming -- Michael's okay Michael what are you doing here.
We cannot -- millennium -- playing so what do you think about this.
Let you know that this.
Why that is passed away.
-- you guys are pumping warm beautiful people that come and visit their loved ones right he tell -- your name yeah.
Jack what do you think and -- now.
-- I'm sure you're not sure it is taken at all and that's pretty -- pretty funny in the -- they're right yeah.
And contribute to a pretty special place anybody else think this is pretty -- -- -- -- what's their favorite thing you're doing.
-- like it's your smiling and outside.
So I think that the word is getting out there they like being outside daylight scene in nature you like giving back to special place and you know what I think they're gonna have you work all week is -- okay.
-- -- And today is what they'll take and there are very appreciative of it thank you also much my IDD dotcom is our website we have a link to planet -- you wanna find out more about the professional lawn care network.
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