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A former name for Memorial Day.
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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.||Decoration 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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