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Meaning of MEMORIAL DAY

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  U.S., last Monday in May; commemorates the members of the United States armed forces who were killed in war
 
 Synonyms: Decoration Day
 
 See Also: legal holiday, May, national holiday

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Me*mo"ri*al Day\
A day, May 30, appointed for commemorating, by decorating
their graves with flowers, by patriotic exercises, etc., the
dead soldiers and sailors who served the Civil War (1861-65)
in the United States; Decoration Day. It is a legal holiday
in most of the States. In the Southern States, the
Confederate Memorial Day is: May 30 in Virginia; April 26 in
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi; May 10 in North
Carolina and South Carolina; the second Friday in May in
Tennessee; June 3 in Louisiana. [U. S.]

 

 

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