News & Events

Greenwood Memorial Park gives every family in our community unique opportunities to learn, share, and remember. Each of our educational, grief support, and remembrance events are designed to appeal to a wide age range — and it is our intention to enrich lives, educate minds, and ease sorrows. Please check back regularly to learn about the latest news and events going on at Greenwood.


  • 13 Dec

    Candlelight Service

    Light a candle in memory of your loved ones at our annual Candlelight Service. Enjoy holiday music by harpist Naomi Altar and the Full Measure Carolers with special guests. Have your picture taken with Santa & Mrs. Claus and enjoy refreshments before the ceremony. We encourage you to bring a toy or non-perishable food items

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  • 15 Dec

    Wreaths Across America

    Place Wreaths to Honor Servicemen and Women Join us for our fourth annual Wreaths Across America celebration.  The event remembers our fallen heroes, honors those who have served and their families, and teaches our children about the value of freedom. Wreaths Across America places wreaths on graves as a tribute to all servicemen and women.

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  • Can Movies Help with Grief?

    Can Movies Help with Grief?

    Grief is an intensely personal emotion experienced in many different ways by different people. Some counselors recommend movies as a way to ease the pain and process the grief.   Movies that are full of emotion can be cathartic. They can also provide an opportunity for discussion and may help people to process their own feelings, which can be beneficial not only for adults but for children too. Seeing

  • The Loss of John McCain: Grieving a National Hero

    The Loss of John McCain: Grieving a National Hero

    August saw the loss of Senator John McCain, and our nation grieved. A longstanding and sometimes controversial figure in American politics, McCain was well-respected across the aisle and celebrated as a national hero for his service to our country during his lengthy military career. No one was surprised by the news of his death because

  • Suffering from SAD when You’re Sad

    Suffering from SAD when You’re Sad

    Winter is approaching, and with it the winter blues. Seasonal Affective Disorder affects between 10 and 20 percent of Americans, causing people to feel depressed or hopeless, disinterested in normal activities, and sluggish or fatigued. If you’ve recently suffered a loss, Seasonal Affective Disorder can be a double blow, intensifying those feelings of grief. The symptoms of grief and SAD

  • What Happens to Your Facebook when you Die? (And other social media questions)

    What Happens to Your Facebook when you Die? (And other social media questions)

    Most of us have a social media presence. In fact, about 73% of online adults have at least one social media account, and that includes 57% of the baby boomers who have an online presence. Social media is wonderful for keeping in touch with friends and family, sharing photos, thoughts, events, and more. Sure, there

  • Ancient Traditions Around Death: Lessons We Can Learn

    Ancient Traditions Around Death: Lessons We Can Learn

    Modern medicine and contemporary funeral practices have made many of us far removed from death. Things tend to be much more sanitized than they were in the ancient world, and death typically happens out of sight, with the body handled by professionals and whisked away from view.   There’s also a push to “get it over with” and rush past death, which means that some people choose to skip the funeral in order to

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