LSU Sets Reopening of Memorial Tower, Opening of William A. Brookshire LSU Military Museum


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Uniform and memorabilia in display case.Uniform and memorabilia in display case.Memorabilia in display case.Bronze statue and memorabilia in display case.

Eddy Perez, LSU Communications & University Relations

BATON ROUGE – LSU will celebrate the renovation and restoration of Memorial Tower with a soft opening of the new William A. Brookshire LSU Military Museum Tuesday, June 1, through Sunday, June 6. During this time, the museum will be open from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. each day, with no admission charge.

“The soft opening will afford us the opportunity to conduct a trial run to ensure that everything is functioning properly as we prepare for the formal opening in November,” said Ellen Brown, museum curator.

The grand opening ceremony is scheduled for Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11, in conjunction with LSU Salutes activities. 

Memorial Tower, designed, financed and dedicated by the American Legion posts of Louisiana, is one of the oldest and most iconic structures on the LSU campus. It was given to the university in memory of Louisiana citizens who died during World War I, whose names are inscribed on the four large bronze tablets in the rotunda. Over the past three years, Memorial Tower has undergone major renovations and significant restoration. 

Limited, reserved parking for the June event is available in the parking lot at Thomas Boyd Hall on Tower Drive. Parking is also available at the Union Square Parking Garage, with shuttle transport available. 

William A. Brookshire  made leadership gifts to the LSU William A. Brookshire Military & Veterans Student Center, which is dedicated to helping veterans, service members, dependents and survivors succeed in higher education, and to establish the William A. Brookshire LSU Military Museum, as part of renovations to LSU’s Memorial Tower.

For more information, or to schedule a group tour, contact Cadets of the Ole War Skule at 225-578-1860 or by email


Contact Randy Gurie
Cadets of the Ole War Skule
225-578-1860 or 1-866-SALUTES 


Ernie Ballard
LSU Media Relations