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memorial day meaning and definition

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Definition of Memorial Day (noun)

  1. a day, observed on the last Monday in May, for remembering and honoring persons who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces
    • "On Memorial Day, many people visit cemeteries and memorials to honor those who have died in military service."
    • "Parades and barbecues are common activities associated with Memorial Day celebrations."
    • "Memorial Day is often considered the unofficial start of summer in the United States."
    • synonyms: Decoration Day
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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