Special Events

Channel 3 Video Link           "Wreath Laying Ceremony"

In Recognition of the Inauguration of the State President of the NAACP Georgia State Conference - Mr. Edward DuBose

Green Acres Cemetery hosted A Remembrance of The Late Dr. Thomas Brewer at his gravesite presented by State President Mr. Edward DuBose

  • "Wreath Laying Ceremony" as we honor the Life & Legacy of the Founder of the NAACP Columbus, GA Branch and an original Founder of the NAACP Georgia State Conference.   Dr. Thomas H. Brewer

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Special Memorial Ceremony for "Gunnery Sergeant Edwin W. Johnson Jr."  on 9/15/2011 at 1:30                         

On Sept. 8, 2009, Dakota Meyer, a Marine Corporal in the Kunar Province, Afghanistan, and his unit were engaged in an intense firefight.  Three brave Marines and a Navy Corpsman paid the ultimate price during that action.

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Sgt. Dakota Meyer requested memorial services at the gravesites of his fallen comrades at the same time that President Obama is awarding him with the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions in recovering his brothers in arms.


May 2010 - Mothers Day Gift Basket Drawing Winners

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            Mrs. Daphne Blue                    Mrs. Carolyn Morgan


Greater Columbus Minority Chamber of Commerce

2010 Columbus's Top 30 Women of Influence- Celebrating the Achievements of Women- May 6, 2010


 Mrs. Louise Less- President of Green Acres Cemetery

Other Honorees: Carol Gertijegerdes-Columbus Times News Paper, Teresa Whitaker-News Anchor WRBL,  Dr. Linda Hadley-Dean of Columbus State University


February 10, 2010/  Black History Month Tour of Green Acres

We are honored to participate in Black History Month by conducting self-directed tours of the cemetery. Our purpose is to highlight the gravesites of famous civil rights workers, educators and other local citizens of merit.

  • Dr. Thomas H. Brewer - a physician, is recognized as a martyr of the national civil rights movement 
  • Dr. John Henrik Clarke - a famous educator and author or editor of nineteen books 
  • Mrs. Mildred L. Terry - first librarian of the first African American library in Columbus
  • Dr. James Grant - a Dentist, first African American to be appointed to the Muscogee School Board
  • Mr. Jessie J. Taylor - first Executive Director of the Urban League of Greater Columbus, Inc. 
  • Shirley Winston - A Columbus police officer who was slain on duty, Shirley Winston Supercenter Park was named for the slain officer. 
  • John Sconiers, Sr. - Founder of the first and only black bank in Columbus.  
  • and others





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