Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens began as a private burial spot for Mr. Paul Becker in 1910. At the time, the grounds consisted of a heavily wooded forest, farm land pastures and several natural lakes. It was a favored hunting and fishing spot located just southwest of Atlanta. While it is still unclear as to the events surrounding Mr. Becker’s interment, it is just one of the many unique qualities that make up Forest Lawn’s rich history.
It was not until 1960 that Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens began serving the community as a professionally-established cemetery. Forest Lawn has maintained the area’s natural beauty with many trees, gentle rolling hills, gardens and lake intermingled with statuesque features.
Forest Lawn is home to Italian architect Bernhard Zuckermann’s famous “Last Supper” sculpture. It was believed to be the largest one-piece replica of the "Last Supper" at that time.
Many of our gardens feature a sculpture in theme with the garden name. Our Garden of Honor features a historic wall that honors Georgia war veterans lost in the line of duty. In the Garden of Peace, we honor all of Georgia’s public servants with statuary engraved with police, EMT and fire personnel who lost their lives in the line of duty. A memorial stone dedicated to the victims of September 11, 2001, stands nearby with the inscription, “A day that will live in our hearts forever.”
We invite you to come tour our park and see the tranquility of Forest Lawn. Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens built its legacy almost 50 years ago and will continue its historic tradition for years to come.
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