WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
Memorial Day′, 
  1. Also called  Decoration Day. a day, May 30, set aside in most states of the U.S. for observances in memory of dead members of the armed forces of all wars: now officially observed on the last Monday in May.
  2. any of several days, as April 26, May 10, or June 3, similarly observed in various Southern states.
  • 1865–70, American.

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