Memorial Day

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A boating accident on the Angelina River that took two lives over the Memorial Day weekend was one of many boating-related fatalities over a three-day span.

“Texas game wardens investigated seven drowning deaths and another four boating-related fatalities over what proved to be one of the state’s deadliest Memorial Day weekends,” says Mike Cox with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.


Beaumont – Forest Lawn Memorial Park and Funeral Home in Beaumont invites the public to a Memorial Day Salute on Monday, May 27 starting at 10 a.m. 4955 Pine Street in Beaumont. The Southeast Texas Veterans Service Group will present the colors at the ceremony honoring fallen soldiers in all branches of the armed services. Community leaders and veterans will speak at the event with special music by Deanetta Stark.