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Memorial Day
A Photo Gallery of Bicycle Sports' 2005 Memorial Day Ride in Beaumont Texas
On Memorial Day we rode to Pipkin Park near the Port-O-Beaumont to see the Temple to the Brave.  Urban Legend has it that the doors will be unlocked from 8a-12p.  

When we got there the doors were locked.  So, after making a few phone calls, we decided to return after noon.  Perhaps they meant 12p-5p.  So we tried that too.  We have never found the doors open.

We returned to find a locked














door.  We lingered to remember the brave souls who sacrificed for our freedom.  We had an opportunity to Thank one of those personally, Luke Viator.

We read the markers... This particular one read:
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IN MEMORIAM
TO THE VETERANS OF ALL WARS
AND THEIR WIDOWS AND ORPHANS

WHEN THE CALL TO OUR COUNTRY
WAS HEARD THEY ANSWERED
SELF WAS FORGOTTEN IN THE
CAUSE OF THE COMMON GOOD

VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS
DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS
AMERICAN LEGION

ERECTED IN LOVING MEMORY
VFW POST 1806
MAY 30, 1981
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and pondered. . .  this marker was:
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Placed by the
Paul Revere Chapter
 of the
Sons of the
American Revolution
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To Remember:
Revolutionary Soldier
1775 - 1783
1745 - Jonas Chaison - 1854

This TEXAS HISTORICAL MARKER placed in 1976 reads:
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Jean Baptiste (Jonas) Chaison was born in Nova
Scotia, of French parents.  After imprisonment by the
Brittish during the French and Indian War, he and his
parents fled in 1763 to France, where he was soon
orphaned.  He returned to North America and joined
 the Colonial Army in 1775 in Quebec, to take revenge
against the Brittish.  Continuing in the Continental
he served with Lafayette at Brandywine, 1777
fought at Germantown, 1777; was wounded serving
under Greene and Marion at Eutaw Springs 1781- and
fought under Lafayettes command in Yorktown 178?
coming to western Louisianna as a cattle raiser and
farmer about 1785, he married Marie LeBlanc and
had 8 children about 1840 he moved to Beaumont
to live with his son McGuire Chaison (1809-1859). He
was strong and healthy of mind and body as long as
he lived, and farmed here until 1854.  Dying at a
few days under 109 years of age he was buried in
Jirou Cemetary (3 mi. N.) he was one of the few men
of the American Revolution involved in Texas History.
the Daughters of the American Revolution marked his
grave site in 1944.  the DAR marker was moved here
to Pipkin Park when a church was built in 1969 in
the extinct Jirou Cemetary.
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After those somber moments, we rode to River Front Park, to Colliers Ferry Landing, and back to the shop via Sonic.