LSU to Hold Memorial Day Ceremony on May 30

LSU Memorial Day Ceremony

LSU's Memorial Day Ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 30, at noon on the Parade Ground. 

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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 Thursday, May 30, 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. 

The ceremony and the luncheon following are co-sponsored by LSU and Cadets of the Ole War Skule. Col. Joey Strickland, Secretary, Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs, will be the keynote speaker at the luncheon. 

Those attending the ceremony are also invited to the dutch-treat luncheon at the Club at Union Square (Faculty Club) for veterans, family members and friends of area veterans, and state, local and university officials. The cost of the luncheon is $30 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