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NAFCA Arlington Project Schedule Announced
NAFCA is holding a board meeting March 31, 2016 at 9:00 am at the Best Western Pentagon Hotel, 2480 S Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22206. All members are welcome. This is the first of three events to kick off the annual Arlington Project.
The meeting will be followed by Lead Generation to Profitability Seminar. You have your choice of the 1:00 or 3:00 session. The seminar will go for one hour with one half hour question period to follow.
The main event will begin at 8:00 am on Friday April 1 where you will participate in the replacing of fence at Arlington Cemetery.
There is plenty to see in Arlington in your free time between these events.
Thursday March 31, 2016 @ Best Western Pentagon
Friday April 1, 2016 @ Arlington Cemetery
2015 Arlington National Cemetery
2015 Arlington National Cemetery Service Project Crew
NAFCA’S FIRST ARTIFACT came from a project fence job we did at Arlington National Cemetery in April of 2012.
We were removing 600’ l/ft of 70 year old, 6’ galvanized chain link fence from the right side of the ANC Entrance. I had seen this large cut off limb of a Cherry Tree the year before and decided that when we removed this section, something should be done with it.
We cut it out carefully and it sat in my garage for a few months. My wife said to do something with it or get rid of it, so I brought it in to our shop and our Welder, Andrew and I decided to frame this out in aluminum. Then I thought about framing the whole thing out in CEDAR and putting an American Flag behind it.
The two Bronze Medallions were given to me by the Staff at ANC as well as the casings from a 21 Gun Salute from an actual funeral held at ANC. These were then installed by Andrew to finish the piece and the rest is History.
It is a very attractive piece that we bring to EXPO’s and other Events as well as to each year’s Annual Arlington Nation Cemetery Project. It draws a lot of interest and makes me very proud to explain how it became. It will be enjoyed by many for years to come.
Scott B. Ruete
Arlington Project Chairman