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I am going to take something I learned over in Israel. Their Independence Day is preceded the 24 hours before with Memorial Day, so it gives them a chance to serve and reflect and then celebrate. I am going to try to start that tradition here in America.
Glenn Beck

Meaning of "Memorial Day" in the English dictionary

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MEMORIAL DAY

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Memorial Day is a noun.
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WHAT DOES MEMORIAL DAY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Memorial Day

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the men and women who died while serving in the country's armed forces. The holiday, which is celebrated every year on the last Monday of May, was formerly known as Decoration Day and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the war. By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who died while in the military service. 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 mountain areas. In cases involving a family graveyard where remote ancestors as well as those who were deceased more recently are buried, this may take on the character of an extended family reunion to which some people travel hundreds of miles.

Definition of Memorial Day in the English dictionary

The definition of Memorial Day in the dictionary is a holiday in the United States, May 30th in most states, commemorating the servicemen killed in all American wars.

WORDS THAT END LIKE MEMORIAL DAY

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Ascension Day
Australia Day
Boxing Day
Canada Day
Christmas Day
Father´s Day
Groundhog Day
Inauguration Day
Independence Day
Judgment Day
Labor Day
Last Day
May Day
Mother´s Day
New Year´s Day
Saint Valentine´s Day
Thanksgiving Day
the Lord´s Day
Veterans Day

Synonyms and antonyms of Memorial Day in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Memorial Day» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MEMORIAL DAY

Find out the translation of Memorial Day to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Memorial Day from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Memorial Day» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

阵亡将士纪念日
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Día de los Caídos
570 millions of speakers

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Memorial Day
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

स्मृति दिवस
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

يوم الذكرى
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

День памяти
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Memorial Day
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মেমোরিয়াল দিবস
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

jour du Souvenir
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

hari peringatan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Volkstrauertag
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

メモリアルデー
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

현충일
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Memorial Day
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

lể chiến si trận vong
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நினைவு நாள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्मरण दिवस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Anma Günü
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Memorial Day
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Dzień Pamięci
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

день пам´яті
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Memorial Day
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Memorial Day
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Translator English - Afrikaans

Memorial Day
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

Memorial Day
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

Memorial Day
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MEMORIAL DAY»

The term «Memorial Day» is very widely used and occupies the 20.022 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MEMORIAL DAY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Memorial Day

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10 QUOTES WITH «MEMORIAL DAY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Memorial Day.
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Glenn Beck
I am going to take something I learned over in Israel. Their Independence Day is preceded the 24 hours before with Memorial Day, so it gives them a chance to serve and reflect and then celebrate. I am going to try to start that tradition here in America.
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Eric Burdon
On Memorial Day, I don't want to only remember the combatants. There were also those who came out of the trenches as writers and poets, who started preaching peace, men and women who have made this world a kinder place to live.
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Paddy Chayefsky
It's always the generals with the bloodiest records who are the first to shout what a hell it is. And it's always the war widows who lead the Memorial Day parades.
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Jennifer Granholm
Ceremonies are important. But our gratitude has to be more than visits to the troops, and once-a-year Memorial Day ceremonies. We honor the dead best by treating the living well.
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Doc Hastings
137 years later, Memorial Day remains one of America's most cherished patriotic observances. The spirit of this day has not changed - it remains a day to honor those who died defending our freedom and democracy.
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Robin Hayes
Memorial Day this year is especially important as we are reminded almost daily of the great sacrifices that the men and women of the Armed Services make to defend our way of life.
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Pete Hegseth
Memorial Day isn't just about honoring veterans, its honoring those who lost their lives. Veterans had the fortune of coming home. For us, that's a reminder of when we come home we still have a responsibility to serve. It's a continuation of service that honors our country and those who fell defending it.
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Ron Kovic
I am the living death, a Memorial Day on wheels. I am your Yankee Doodle Dandy, your John Wayne come home, your Fourth of July firecracker exploding in the grave.
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John Linder
While tributes to Americans who had lost their lives in battle had been held in a number of towns across the nation, one of the more well-known stories about the beginnings of Memorial Day is the story about General John Logan.
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John M. McHugh
As America celebrates Memorial Day, we pay tribute to those who have given their lives in our nation's wars.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MEMORIAL DAY»

Discover the use of Memorial Day in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Memorial Day and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Memorial Day
Learning about an imminent terrorist attack, CIA operative Mitch Rapp takes the lead in a daring commando raid into northern Pakistan, where he obtains information about a planned nuclear attack but suspects that a greater threat has yet to ...
Vince Flynn, 2007
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Memorial Day Surprise
Every Memorial Day, Marco goes to see the town's parade and makes sure to stop by his grandfather's house along the way, but this year there is a change in plans and Marco gets the surprise of his life when he sees his grandfather leading ...
‎2004
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Memorial Day
He'd deliver his load in San Antonio and be home to Laredo in time to pack the cooler and maybe even play a little catch with his son before the game. Tomorrow night was the first round of the big Memorial Day weekend baseball tournament.
Vince Flynn, 2008
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Memorial Day
Completely redesigned for today's young investigative reader, A True Book is an indespensable addition to any collection. Each book guides readers through the facts that nurture their need to know.
Christin Ditchfield, 2003
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Memorial Day
Introduces the history of Memorial Day and explains how it is observed today.
Jacqueline S. Cotton, 2002
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Memorial Day
A simple introduction to why and how we celebrate Memorial Day.
Robin Nelson, 2011
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Let's Get Ready for Memorial Day
A girl's class prepares for Memorial Day by learning about the holiday from their teacher and making flags, and later she goes to a war memorial with her father to honor those who died.
Lloyd G. Douglas, 2003
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Memorial Day
Introduces Memorial Day and describes the ways in which Americans honor those who died for their country and the other fashion in which people celebrate the holiday.
Connor Dayton, 2012
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Memorial Day
Briefly explains the origin of this holiday, what it symbolizes, and how and when it is celebrated.
Amy Margaret, 2002
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Memorial Day
Explains how and why Memorial Day came to be celebrated as a national holiday in the United States.
Helen Frost, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MEMORIAL DAY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Memorial Day is used in the context of the following news items.
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Police say gang activity linked to fatal Memorial Day shooting | Local …
Michael Goynes, 21, was back in court Tuesday. He's accused of fatally shooting Lamond Secret Jr., 26, at a gas station near 72nd and Ames ... «KETV Omaha, Jul 15»
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War memorial to relocate to new veterans park by Memorial Day
The plan is to relocate it by Memorial Day, May 30, 2016, onto the campus of Henry Ford Centennial Library, 16301 Michigan Ave. The former ... «Dearborn Press and Guide, Jul 15»
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El Paso-area Vietnam veterans group to hold forum on planned …
... in the Vietnam War, he said. Vera said the organization has about $15,000 in donations and expects to reach its goal by Memorial Day 2016. «El Paso Times, Jul 15»
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Memorial Park Demonstration Opponents Say Buffalo Bayou is …
Buffalo Bayou is doing just fine in the wake of the Memorial Day floods, according to the opponents of the Memorial Park Demonstration Project ... «Houston Press, Jul 15»
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Mayo: Will Trump cancel Memorial Day if he becomes president …
The Republican presidential frontrunner said John McCain -- former POW, longtime U.S. senator and 2008 Republican presidential nominee ... «Sun Sentinel, Jul 15»
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Tahlequah officials seek Memorial Day do-over for tourism
Melissa Harris, director of Tahlequah Area Visitors and Convention Bureau, is campaigning for a “Memorial Day Do-Over” the first weekend of ... «Muskogee Daily Phoenix, Jul 15»
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Meeting held in Wimberley weeks after Memorial Day floods
HAYS COUNTY (KVUE) - Nearly eight weeks after the devastating Memorial Day floods, some Hays County residents are finished cleaning up ... «KYTX, Jul 15»
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Locals push to restore Confederate Memorial Day in Cullman Co.
Four months after the Cullman County Commission opted to no longer recognize Confederate Memorial Day as a state holiday, a group of ... «Cullman Times Online, Jul 15»
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Volunteers needed to help rebuild Wimberley after Memorial Day
The rebuilding process has been anything but easy. Volunteers have come and gone but there is still much rebuilding to do. Caroline Rolling ... «KSAT San Antonio, Jul 15»
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Fewer traffic deaths recorded for Memorial Day weekend
According to preliminary reports, there were eight traffic deaths during the 2015 Memorial Day holiday period, potentially the lowest number of ... «UPMatters.com, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Memorial Day [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/memorial-day>. Sep 2020 ».
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