We take great pride in honoring the veterans buried at Greenwood Cemetery. Some of them are our grandpas, dads, moms or sisters. We strive to remember them with flags in the summer and with wreaths in the winter each year.
As of December 2023, the count of veterans buried in Greenwood was
3 Mexican-American War / 206 Civil War / 24 Spanish-American
293 World War I / 710 World War II / 211 Korean Conflict
140 Vietnam / 6 Gulf Wars / 141 Peace Time
This park with lake views was established to honor veterans who do not have a marker or who are buried at Greenwood in an unknown location. Their names are inscribed on the tablets of this memorial.
G.A.R. Park was established by Greenwood Cemetery and the WRC (Woman’s Relief Corp) to honor the Civil War veterans. The WRC presented the memorial in this park on May 30, 1889.
Veterans Honor Garden
Our newest memorial park is dedicated to those veterans who have suffered and continue to suffer from PTSD and thoughts of suicide. The Petoskey High School baseball team purchased the flagpole.
American Legion Park
Established for memorials to be placed for WWII soldiers who were killed overseas but their bodies were never brought home. This park was funded by a joint effort between the American Legion and Greenwood.
The G.A.R. purchased various lots around the cemetery to inter the bodies of Civil War veterans who had no family in the area. This is one of those lots.
Wreaths Across America
On the third Saturday of December each year (since 2013) Greenwood hosts Wreaths Across America. For more information on this year's event, watch our social media channels and sign up for our quarterly newsletter.