LSU to Mark Memorial Day at Noon Ceremony

May 25, 2023

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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 Tuesday, May 30, traditional Memorial Day. 

The 15-minute Ceremony in Silence will begin at noon at the LSU War Memorial on the Parade Ground. The observance will include a wreath-laying ceremony and “Taps.” The event is open to the public.

Following the ceremony, a luncheon will be held at the Club at Union Square. Ron Drez, author of The Long Purple Line: The Legacy of LSU’s Military History will be the keynote speaker. Reservations are required.

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