LSU Marks Memorial Day with Ceremony on May 30

05/28/2014 03:29 PM

BATON ROUGE – LSU will honor its former students, faculty, staff and all veterans who have given their lives in service to their country on Friday, May 30, recognized as the traditional Memorial Day.

The LSU Memorial Day Ceremony will begin at noon on the Parade Ground at the LSU War Memorial. The observance will include a wreath-laying ceremony, taps and a moment of silence. The event is open to the public.

Those attending the ceremony are invited to a luncheon at the LSU Faculty Club. The luncheon is $30 per person and reservations are required. Those planning to attend must RSVP as soon as possible.

The ceremony and the luncheon following are sponsored by LSU and Cadets of the Ole War Skule.

Rep. Nicholas J. Lorusso will be the keynote speaker at the luncheon. Lorusso – who is serving his seventh year as a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, representing District 94 – earned a Juris Doctor degree from LSU’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 1992 and received a direct commission in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. He recently earned a master’s degree in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College.  

Lorusso served on active duty with the 10th Mountain Division from 1993-96 and has since served in the Army Reserve. His military honors include the Meritorious Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal and Basic Parachutist Badge.

To RSVP or obtain more information about the ceremony, contact Cadets of the Ole War Skule at 225-578-0420, toll free at 1-866-SALUTES or by email at

Ernie  Ballard 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2014