Forest Lawn

Paying tribute to the fallen heroes whose sacrifices paved the way for America’s freedom and who have given their lives to protect this nation and its citizens is important to Southeast Texans as evidenced by the many Memorial Day community celebrations across the area commemorating those brave souls.

Beaumont

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Southeast Texans commemorated Memorial Day 2016 during numerous events throughout the area, celebrating fallen heroes who laid down their lives in service of the United States of America.

In Beaumont, Forest Lawn Funeral Home held its annual ceremony Monday, May 30, beginning in the chapel and continuing into the cemetery where ceremonial wreaths were placed at the veterans’ memorial wall in memory of the fallen and the missing.

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Robert Greer

Forest Lawn general manger Danny Lynch told Jefferson County Judge Raquel West that Robert Greer’s destruction of cemetery property “was not a victimless crime.”

According to Lynch, 19 families were affected, and monetary and emotional havoc was wreaked when Greer decided – on two separate occasions in late 2015 – to take human remains and the urns they were housed in.

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Honor and remember the veterans who have fought and died for our freedom with Forest Lawn Funeral Home on May 30.

The funeral home is hosting its annual Memorial Day Observance Service on Monday at 4955 Pine St. in Beaumont, the corner of Lucas and Pine. The service will begin at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel.  

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On Saturday, December 26, 2015, Beaumont Police Officers were dispatched to the Forest Lawn cemetery in reference to the theft of 10 urns, containing cremated human remains. A similar incident occurred in late October in which 9 urns had been taken.

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