Memorial Day is a federal holiday that always occurs on the last Monday in May, which this year is May 27. It's a day to remember the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. It originated after the American Civil War to pay tribute to both the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the war. For many people, Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer vacation and Labor Day marks the end of it.
Some people confuse Memorial Day with Veterans Day. Memorial Day is set aside to remember the men and women who died while serving. Veterans Day is set aside to celebrate the service of all United States military veterans, both living and dead.
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