LSU Marks Memorial Day with Ceremony on May 30

BATON ROUGE – LSU will honor its former students, faculty and staff, as well as all veterans who have given their lives in service to their country on Tuesday, May 30, the traditional date for 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.

The ceremony and the luncheon following are sponsored by LSU and Cadets of the Ole War Skule. The keynote speaker for the luncheon will be Skip Bertman, former coach of the LSU baseball team and former LSU athletics director.

Those attending the ceremony are also invited to a “Dutch treat” luncheon in the Memorial Tower for veterans, family members and friends of area veterans, as well as state, local and university officials. The cost of the luncheon is $25 per person, and reservations are required. Those planning to attend the luncheon must RSVP as soon as possible.

To RSVP for the luncheon 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




Contact Ernie Ballard
LSU Media Relations