LSU Marks Memorial Day with Noon Ceremony

memorial-towerBATON 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 Monday, June 1.

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. Keynote speaker will be Maj. Gen. Glenn H. Curtis, adjutant general of the Louisiana National Guard.

Those attending the ceremony are also invited to a dutch-treat luncheon at the LSU Faculty Club for veterans, family members and friends of area veterans, and 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 e-mail at cadets@lsu.edu.