On Saturday, November 13, at 1:00 there’s a tribute to honor the veterans who are buried at Greenlawn Cemetery.  There are at least 200 veterans at Greenlawn including a Civil War veteran and several Buffalo Soldiers along with many veterans from WWI, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam.  The tribute will include a brief history from each time period and reading the names of the veterans.

In the spring of 2019, two sixth grade students from Stetser Elementary School were selected to be trained to do some videography connected to the development of a documentary about Greenlawn Cemetery located in Chester Township.  Ms. Twyla Simpkins, former teacher at Chester High School, has been working tirelessly to restore this historical cemetery due to the fact that African Americans were not permitted to be buried in the City of Chester.  Taeqwan Naylor and Theodore Fairfax (9th grade students at STEM) were both filmed and included in the documentary about Greenlawn.

There will be several veterans in attendance dressed in uniform and the opportunity to honor those who have served will be meaningful to everyone in attendance.  One of our veterans will be bringing some Buffalo Soldier artifacts for us to view.

This is an opportunity for us to bring our community together as we restore this piece of history to the place of honor that it deserves.  We hope that you will join us.

The video titled “Beyond the Sunset: The Story of Greenlawn Cemetery” created by Twyla Simpkins is available using the link below and it will provide you with some history and background.