TLC News: Giving Back to the Community
I just wanted to take a moment to share with you a little news about a very special day. The day was last Monday, July 20. I spent that day – along with 24 TLC, Inc. crew members – participating in Renewal & Remembrance at Arlington National Cemetery along with over 400 other Landscape and Lawn Care professionals volunteering there time and talents for the day.
I know that many of you have visited our National Cemetery. And some of you probably haven’t had the opportunity. But if you’ve been there, you know that it’s an awe-inspiring site.
Arlington is the final resting place of more than 400,000 American heroes. Each of them served our country honorably. And many made the ultimate sacrifice for your freedom and for mine.
We Were Honored to Help…
We had a busy day!
My wonderful employees and I had the job of installing an automated irrigation system at the President Taft gravesite. (As an aside, you might be interested in knowing that President Taft was the very first president to be buried at Arlington National).
We were also tasked with upgrading the existing irrigation system at the Mall. This was in the vicinity of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, where there’s a 24-7 honor guard. (Did you know that there are actually thousands of unidentified soldiers laid to rest at Arlington?) And we did a few other odds and ends.
All in all, it was quite a busy day. But we enjoyed contributing our time and specialized skills to such a worthy cause.
Just Wanted to Share…
If you’ve visited the Cemetery, I’m sure that you experienced the very same mix of emotions that I felt: gratitude, a touch of sadness, and overwhelming pride. Our nation would not be what it is without the selfless sacrifices made by so many souls.
So I just wanted to briefly share the experience. And also to offer my unqualified gratitude and appreciation for all TLC customers who have served our nation.
And for each of my TLC customers: I want you to know that you made our day of service possible. It’s because of your loyal patronage that we at TLC are able to give back. We thank you for being a customer, and look forward to many more years of serving you.
P.S. Just to be clear, each of my 24 TLC crew members that spent the day at Arlington did so voluntarily. And happily. We have great people here at TLC Inc., if I may say so myself!