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Memorial Day

noun

Simple Definition of Memorial Day

  • : the last Monday in May that is a national holiday in the U.S. honoring members of the armed forces who died in wars

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of Memorial Day

  1. 1 :  May 30 formerly observed as a legal holiday in most states of the United States in remembrance of war dead

  2. 2 :  the last Monday in May observed as a legal holiday in most states of the United States

  3. 3 :  confederate memorial day

1868

First Known Use of memorial day

1868



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