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Davey Bulletin Nov-Dec 2019

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12 THE DAVEY BULLETIN | November/December 2019 MISSION A SPECIAL THANKS TO ARLINGTON GROUNDSKEEPERS FLEET SERVICES EXPANDS IN DELAWARE A new Davey Fleet Services operation will share space at the Wilmington and Brandywine Residential/Commercial office and aims to support a blank spot in Davey's Eastern operations map, said Phil Snyder, vice president, Residential/Commercial services, East Atlantic. "Along with reduced turnaround times, a higher level of support care for our specialty equipment, and reduced cost of parts and labor, this Fleet Services crew will support our vehicle fleet by increasing efficiency and availability for clients and ensuring our crews have safe equipment when they need it," Snyder said. The new shop crew will support the Philadelphia Residential/Commercial offices, along with regional crews from Davey Resource Group, Commercial Landscape Services and Eastern Utility. The new shop reports to Dulles Fleet Services. Editor's note: this letter first appeared online at OurCommunityNow.com. It has been edited to fit in The Bulletin. Davey's Commercial Landscape Services cares for the grounds at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. Dear Sir or Ma'am, You don't know me and I don't know you, but you take care of something very precious to my family. You are entrusted with making sure that Miss Roberta Lee – "Lee," as she preferred – has a clean, well-maintained final resting place. This is my great-great-great aunt, and she needs looking after. Allow me to fill you in on this lady, so that she appears as less than a headstone and more of a human being who pledged her devotion to her country, wiped the blood from a soldier's face, and felt pulses cease. Lee left her home in Austin, Texas, to serve in the first contingent of Red Cross nurses that were deployed to Lau, France, in 1914. As the war stretched on, Lee would become part of the United States Army Nurse Corps. After finishing her duties there, she was sent to Persia to set up a 200-bed hospital in Khoi, then on to Kasbin to oversee a military and civilian hospital. For her service during WWI, Lee received the Medaille de la Reine from King Albert and Queen Elizabeth of Belgium as well as the Order of St. Anna from the Czar of Russia. Lee returned to the states and continued her nursing career until her death at age 75. Lee is buried in a special section devoted to Army nurses, and I am glad you are there to tend to her. I see you. I am grateful for you. You've been there. You always have been. You always will. You have a somber job, no question. You are there to wipe down mud and dust and to trim the grass that creeps up over headstones. It may not come off as glamorous, but somewhere there is a grieving mother who is happy to know that someone is tending to her son's grave – and will continue to do so after she is gone. For some, Arlington National Cemetery is a tourist attraction; to others, it's a venue for a family reunion. It is truly a remarkable and beautiful piece of land, all because of your hard work. Those who are buried in this hallowed ground will never be lonely because of you. They will always be cared for. Because of you. Yours Sincerely, Laura

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