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The last Monday in May, observed in the United States in commemoration of those members of the armed forces killed in war. Prior to 1971, it had been observed on May 30.
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a holiday in the United States, May 30th in most states, commemorating the servicemen killed in all American wars
1. Formerly, Decoration Day. the last Monday in May, a U.S. holiday in remembrance of members of the armed forces killed in war.
2. Also called Confederate Memorial Day. any of several days similarly observed in various southern states.
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|Noun||1.||Memorial Day - legal holiday in the United States, last Monday in May; commemorates the members of the United States armed forces who were killed in war|
legal holiday, national holiday, public holiday - authorized by law and limiting work or official business
May - the month following April and preceding June