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Memorial Day

Definition: Memorial Day began in the United States on May 30, 1868, after the Civil War had ended.

Flowers were put on the graves of both sides, in order to help heal the nation. It was later expanded to include all men who had died in America's wars.

It is now celebrated on the last Monday of May.

Related Resources:

Memorial Day at Kids' Turn
Learn about and how we celebrate the holiday.

Elsewhere on the Web:

Memorial Day
Official tribute from the US Government.

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