Memorial Day


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Memorial Day

n.
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.

Memorial Day

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a holiday in the United States, May 30th in most states, commemorating the servicemen killed in all American wars

Memo′rial Day`


n.
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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Noun1.Memorial Day - legal holiday in the United States, last Monday in MayMemorial 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
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NEW YORK, May 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- While many businesses only have Memorial Day sales on the day of the holiday, Honda Manhattan is doing something a little different and is observing it all month long.
Memorial Day is when the people who served in the army, air force, navy and marines saved our country and our people.
Travelocity said that its data shows that travelers looking for a bargain getaway will find savings of up to USD 191 if they depart the week leading up to Memorial Day and return on Saturday, May 25, while travelers extending their trips past Memorial Day will see a fare increase.
While I join my fellow veterans and citizens in honoring these brave military personnel, this Memorial Day, I will be thinking of the 3,758 Oregonians who lost their lives during World War II.
Always on Monday, Memorial Day always gives you one of those coveted 3-day weekends.
AAA, formerly known as the American Automobile Association, a member of the North American non-profit automobile lobby group, service organisation, and seller of vehicle insurance, has announced its report of projected Memorial Day holiday travel.
Madeleine Moon MP said: "Holocaust Memorial Day provides a focus us to learn the lessons of the Holocaust.
Memorial Day Commemoration, presented by Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park and Mortuary, American Legion Post 150 and Boy Scouts of America, 10 a.
Liverpool was awarded the chance to host the national event, which is in Newcastle in 2007, after impressing the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust with its plans.
More people are expected to travel this Memorial Day weekend than last year, despite higher costs, according to AAA.
More than 400 events were held around the country to mark Holocaust Memorial Day this year, and it is expected that even more will take place in 2007.
Especially as our country is currently at war, take time this Memorial Day to pray for those who have died and are dying every day while serving in the military.

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