LSU Memorial Day Ceremony and Luncheon to be held May 30

May 22, 2024

LSU will honor all veterans – especially its former students, faculty and staff – who have given their lives in service to their country on Thursday, May 30, which is traditional Memorial Day. The LSU Memorial Day Ceremony will begin at noon on the Parade Ground at the LSU War Memorial. The “Ceremony in Silence” observance will include a wreath-laying ceremony and “Taps.” The event is open to the public. 

The ceremony will be followed by a Dutch-treat luncheon at the LSU Union. Veterans, family members and friends of area veterans, and state, local and university officials are invited to attend. Retired Maj. Gen. Hunt B. Downer, who previously served as Speaker of the House for the State of Louisiana, will be the keynote speaker at the luncheon. The cost of the luncheon is $35 per person, and reservations are required. Those planning to attend the luncheon should RSVP as soon as possible.

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

To RSVP for the luncheon or obtain more information about the ceremony, contact Cadets of the Ole War Skule by email at or call 225-578-1860 or toll free at 1-866-SALUTES.