LSU to Hold Memorial Day Ceremony on May 30

05/23/2013 12:38 PM

BATON ROUGE – LSU will honor its proud military heritage, while remembering the sacrifices and contributions of all U.S. veterans, with a Memorial Day ceremony at noon on Thursday, May 30, at the LSU War Memorial on the Parade Ground.

The wreath-laying ceremony will pay tribute to former LSU students and all veterans who have given their lives in service to their country with a moment of silence and the playing of taps.

The LSU Memorial Day ceremony offers a visible remembrance of the soldiers who have proudly served in America’s armed forces and have given their lives to preserve our freedoms. The program is a tribute to all former LSU students whose names are inscribed on the Wall of Honor.

A “Dutch-treat” luncheon at the Club at LSU Union Square, formerly known as the LSU Faculty Club, immediately follows the Memorial Day ceremony. Brig. Gen. Glenn H. Curtis, adjutant general for the State of Louisiana, will be the keynote speaker. The cost for the luncheon is $25 per person and reservations are required. Reservations must be made by emailing or calling 578-0420 by Friday, May 24, at 4:30 p.m.

LSU’s annual military events, along with other ceremonies and meetings throughout the year, are ways that the university and the Cadets of the Ole War Skule preserve and honor the ideals and experiences from previous generations so that they can be passed along to future generations. For more information, contact the Cadets of the Ole War Skule at 225-578-0420, toll free at 1-866-SALUTES, by email at, or visit

Melissa  Foley 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2013