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
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.
"Gunny J" was one of those heroic Marines.
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
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