Weaver Feels Humbled to Service Camp Garfield

Weaver EarthCare places the highest honor on the responsibility of maintaining the grounds at Camp Garfield

Coming together on Memorial Day

The sun is shining, and the grass is green. During this time of year, many Americans come together as a family to have cookouts and enjoy the beautiful weather. And while we should spend time with loved ones and appreciate what’s in front of us, let’s also make sure we take the time to remember those patriots who died for us to have these kinds of freedoms.

These men and women were first beloved sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, spouses, friends and neighbors. Memorial Day is a time for us to honor their heroism by showing our appreciation for their service.

How do you show appreciation?

At Weaver, we express our gratitude by working diligently to keep the grounds of the Camp James A. Garfield Joint Military Training Center well maintained. Weaver EarthCare provides full-service commercial grounds maintenance, including spring and fall cleanup, mowing, shrub pruning, etc.

The history

Memorial Day was first widely observed on May 30, 1868, to commemorate the sacrifices of Civil War soldiers by proclamation of General John A. Logan. During the first commemoration, former Union General and sitting Ohio Congressman James Garfield made a speech at the Arlington Nation Cemetery.

It wasn’t until 1873 that Memorial Day became a legal holiday. New York is the first state to designate it as such. By the late 1800s, other cities and communities observed Memorial Day. Following World War I, it’s been widely established as a national holiday, honoring all who died in service.

“We do not know one promise these men made, one pledge they gave, one word they spoke; but we do know they summed up and perfected, by one supreme act, the highest virtues of men and citizens. For love of country, they accepted death, and thus resolved all doubts, and made immortal their patriotism and their virtue.” – James A. Garfield, May 30, 1868, Arlington National Cemetery.