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when is memorial day


Memorial Day - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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** Memorial Day **

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This article is about a holiday in The United States. For other uses, see
Memorial Day (disambiguation).

Memorial Day
Memorial Day
The gravestones at Arlington National Cemetery are decorated by U.S. flags
on Memorial Day weekend.
Type National
Date Last Monday in May
2012 date May 28
2013 date May 27
2014 date May 26
Observances Remembrance of American war dead


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*Memorial Day* is a United States federal holiday which occurs every year
on the final Monday of May.^[1] Memorial Day is a day of remembering the
men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.^[2]
Formerly known as *Decoration Day*, it originated after the American Civil
War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil
War. By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all
Americans who have died while in the military service.^[3] It typically
marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its
end.

Many people visit cemeteries and memorials, particularly to honor those who
have died in military service. Many volunteers place an American flag on
each grave in national cemeteries.

Annual Decoration Days for particular cemeteries are held on a Sunday in
late spring or early summer in some rural areas of the American South,
notably in the mountains. In cases involving a family graveyard where
remote ancestors as well as those who were deceased


Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memorial_Day

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