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Definition of Memorial Day

Memorial Day

  1. 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.

Memorial Day Quotations

My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.
John F. Kennedy

I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country. - Nathan Hale
I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.
Nathan Hale

I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.
James A. Baldwin

Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.
Mark Twain

There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with what is right in America.
William J. Clinton
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