Spring-Green Lawn Care has a proud history of supporting the U.S. military, starting with Spring-Green Chairman Tom Hofer. A college friend of the company founder, Bill Fischer, Tom served as a Navy pilot in the Vietnam War prior to joining Spring-Green. Today, that support of military personnel extends to not only the multiple veteran owned franchises within Spring-Green’s franchise family, but also the financial support we offer veterans interested in becoming franchise owners through Spring-Green’s VetFran program.
Another way that Spring-Green honors and celebrates veterans is through our participation in the annual Renewal & Remembrance ceremony at Arlington National Ceremony. Now in it’s 20th year, the event was held on July 11, 2016. Organized by the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP), Spring-Green has joined in the day of service since the event’s beginning in 1996. In the early years, only two or three Spring-Green individuals participated, but over time that number has grown to 25 volunteers from seven franchises at this year’s event.
Volunteers spread phosphorus on more than 88 acres and performed core aerations on just over 92 acres of the cemetery grounds. Travis Snead, Owner of T and T Lawn and Sweeping Services and Spring-Green in Shallotte and Wilmington, NC, believes strongly in the importance of giving back through events such as Renewal & Remembrance. A veteran of the U.S. Army himself, Snead’s enthusiasm for the event is real. He proudly exclaims, “I will be coming to this event until the day I die!”
In all, Renewal & Remembrance involved almost 500 volunteer landscape professionals from throughout the United States. Arlington National Cemetery has been a part of our nation’s military history for more than 150 years, symbolizing the sacrifices our men and women in the military have made. Spring-Green and all its employees consider it an honor to help maintain this national treasure.
Spring-Green Lawn Care believes in honoring our nation’s veterans. Learn more about our VetFran program by calling 1-800-777-8608 or visit us at www.growmygreenindustrybusiness.com.