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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"We can't go without seeing Disko off," said Harvey; "and Monday's Memorial Day. Let's stay over that, anyway."
"We'll stay over for Memorial Day, and get off in the afternoon."
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Thank you for the honor of speaking on Memorial Day, a day dedicated to those who have served our nation so that we can live, work, and worship freely, said Richardson.
"This Memorial Day, the Nation joins to remember the patriots who gave their own lives in service of ours," Ivanka tweeted alongside a photo of decorated graves at Arlington National Cemetery.
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Check out a few Memorial Day facts compiled from (https://www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/holidays/reference/memorial-day/) National Geographic , (https://www.cnn.com/2013/05/23/us/memorial-day-fast-facts/index.html) CNN and the (https://www.va.gov/opa/speceven/memday/history.asp) US Department of Veterans Affairs below:
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Holocaust Memorial Day is a time to remember all those affected by the Holocaust and Nazi Persecution, as well as genocides which have taken place more recently in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

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