Memorial Day
Decoration Day Decoration Day a day, May 30, originally appointed for decorating with flowers the graves of the Union soldiers and sailors, who fell in the Civil War in the United States; -- now called {Memorial Day}, and established as the last Monday in May, and designated as a day for commemorating those who died in all wars of the United States. [U. S.] [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

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  • Memorial Day — auf dem Vicksburg National Cemetery (Soldatenfriedhof) in Mississippi Der Memorial Day (übersetzt: Gedenktag) ist ein US amerikanischer Feiertag, der jedes Jahr am letzten Montag im Mai zu Ehren der im Krieg für das Vaterland Gefallenen begangen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Memorial Day — Memorial Me*mo ri*al, a. [F. m[ e]morial, L. memorialis, fr. memoria. See {Memory}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Serving to preserve remembrance; commemorative; as, a memorial building. [1913 Webster] There high in air, memorial of my name, Fix the smooth… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Memorial Day — Me*mo ri*al Day 1. A day, originally 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; Also called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Memorial Day —   [mɪ mɔːrɪəl deɪ], Decoration Day [dekə reɪʃn deɪ], der Kriegsopfergedenktag in den USA, seit 1971 in den meisten Staaten am letzten Montag im Mai gefeiert. 1868 als offizieller Gedenktag für die Gefallenen des Sezessionskriegs eingeführt, wurde …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Memorial Day — ☆ Memorial Day n. a legal holiday in the U.S. (the last Monday in May in most states) in memory of the dead members of the armed forces of all wars; Decoration Day: in Southern states, Confederate Memorial Day is variously observed on April 26,… …   English World dictionary

  • Memorial Day — a US legal holiday, the last Monday in May, when people remember those killed in wars ▪ Memorial Day weekend …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Memorial Day — used in a general sense is from 1830s; as a specific holiday commemorating U.S. war dead (originally Northern soldiers killed in the Civil War) it began informally in late 1860s. officially from 1869 among veterans organizations …   Etymology dictionary

  • Memorial Day — This article is about the American holiday. For other uses, see Memorial Day (disambiguation). Memorial Day The gravestones at Arlington National Cemetery are graced by U.S. flags on Memorial Day weekend. Type …   Wikipedia

  • Memorial Day — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Memorial Day (homonymie). Memorial Day …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Memorial Day — noun legal holiday in the United States, last Monday in May; commemorates the members of the United States armed forces who were killed in war • Syn: ↑Decoration Day • Hypernyms: ↑legal holiday, ↑national holiday, ↑public holiday • Part Holonyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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,… …   Universalium

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