Friends of Greenlawn Cemetery

Category: General


Spring Event on June 11, 2017 (and we’re back!)

Hi there!  Our website is going to be undergoing some updates over the next few weeks, so please keep checking back with us. The Friends of Greenlawn Cemetery are holding a spring event on Sunday, June 11, 2017 (this Sunday)…

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Notables Buried at Greenlawn: John Phillip Rilley

“Extraordinary bravery and coolness”.         Landsman John Phillip Rilley (or Riley) was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his bravery during the Spanish-American War when he was just 21 years old. His citation notes: “On board…

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Tree Inventory at Greenlawn (Post updated January 2019 with NEW link)

Update Jan 2019: We have a NEW tree map!  The older one may still work for a bit longer but it is due to be taken offline in the near future. Here’s our NEW Tree Inventory at Greenlawn . This…

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2012 Caroling: The Chapel

  Here’s a wonderful photo by Christine Lutts of Dickson Chapel at Greenlawn, during last weekend’s caroling get-together. Unfortunately, the luminaria (candle lighting of Dearborn Street) couldn’t take place due to the rain.

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John Riley, Medal of Honor Winner

Here’s a photo of John Phillip Riley, US Navy, who fought in the Spanish-American War and won the Medal of Honor. Many thanks to Beverlie McSwiggin for sharing this photo.

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Hooded Mergansers and Buffleheads at Sargent Pond

Three pairs of Hooded Mergansers at Sargent Pond on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. This is a frame capture from video. One of the males had just put his “hood” up….. Here’s a still shot of the group, showing off some…

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September 25 Meeting Notes

From Christine Lutts: 1. Pat Donahue, Maureen Jacoby, Lisa DuBreuil, Richard Stafford, Polly Wilbert, Ed Myskowski and Christine Lutts were present. 2. We discussed the progress and some further steps regarding Greenlawn Cemetery being on the National Register. Note this…

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A Few Recent Photos

This is the juvenile Night-Heron that hangs out at the small pond. Something tells me it thinks it’s a duck. When I go to feed the ducks, it comes over to sit on the rock in the water by the…

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Notables Buried at Greenlawn: John Phillip Rilley

“Extraordinary bravery and coolness”. Landsman John Phillip Rilley (or Riley) was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his bravery during the Spanish-American War when he was just 21 years old. Mr. Riley is the only Salem resident to be…

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