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Memorial Day

Federal holiday in the United States

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for honoring and mourning the military personnel who had died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. The holiday is now observed on the last Monday of May, having been observed on May 30 from 1868 to 1970.

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More national protests are expected Saturday as demonstrators react to the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody on Memorial Day.
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More national protests are expected Saturday as demonstrators react to the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody on Memorial Day.
 
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The number of people entering businesses in some 400 U.S. ZIP codes doubled Memorial Day, and some destinations beat their 2019 holiday foot traffic.
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Chicago saw its deadliest Memorial Day weekend for gun violence since 2015, a jarring reminder that even a pandemic cannot halt shootings. Police Superintendent..
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Here's the latest for Tuesday May 26th: California releases guidelines to reopen houses of worship; Trump threatens to pull GOP convention out of Charlotte;..
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At beaches, seaside arcades and other attractions, many people hoped to turn the page from the past few months. Still, moving past the pandemic is a long way..
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Americans paid a low-key tribute to those who died serving in the U.S. Armed Forces on Monday, with many Memorial Day events canceled because of the coronavirus..
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President Trump honors veterans on Memorial Day and Joe Biden makes his first public appearance in two months. Here's the weekend's biggest news.
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With huge American flag draped over the Green Monster and a bugler playing "Taps," the Boston Red Sox honored fallen service members on Memorial Day.
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Here's the latest for Monday May 25th: President Trump marks Memorial Day; Biden makes 1st in-person appearance since March; WHO to temporarily stop study of..
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Police in New York kept a watchful eye over beachgoers Monday who ventured out to relax on the Memorial Day holiday. (May 25)
 
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo joined a private Memorial Day ceremony at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in Manhattan, where he spoke of the sacrifices of military..
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Americans paid a mostly low-key tribute to those who died serving in the U.S. Armed Forces on Monday, with many Memorial Day events canceled due to the..
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Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden made his first in-person appearance in more than two months on Monday as he marked Memorial..
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President Donald Trump made his second appearance to mark Memorial Day at Baltimore's Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine. (May 25)
 
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President Donald Trump paid tribute to fallen members of the U.S. military on Monday to mark the Memorial Day holiday while defending his decision to spend most..
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As a bugler played "Taps," Trump followed a Memorial Day tradition by placing a wreath in Arlington National Cemetery and also traveled to Baltimore.
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President Donald Trump began Memorial Day by laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. (May 25)
 
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Over 100 people from the community played a role in building Sanford's war memorial. Last year, the town's Memorial Day parade started & ended there.
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National Memorial Day Concert aired from Los Angeles; Morgan Wallen apologizes after arrest; Prince Charles voices support for arts during a radio interview...
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Nearly 98,000 people have died from coronavirus in the United States, more than a quarter of the global total, according to Johns Hopkins University.
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On Day 75 without sports, the loss is a little more painful with so many great events every year packed into the Memorial Day weekend.
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Then, as now, nurses knew the risks and still stepped forward to serve, leaving behind families and homes, and sometimes even giving their lives.
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Here's the latest for Monday May 25th: Beaches draw holiday weekend crowds; President Trump to observe Memorial Day; San Francisco fire hits fishing industry;..
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Beaches drew crowds in many parts of the U.S. over the Memorial Day weekend, despite concerns about the coronavirus. (May 25)
 
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Memorial Day ceremonies will be held across the United States, California Gov. Gavin Newsom to issue guidelines on reopening churches and more news you need to..
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There are fewer restaurants to dine in this Memorial Day because of the coronavirus but many will be open for takeout and delivery Monday.
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What stores are open on Memorial Day? This Memorial Day is different because of COVID-19 as fewer stores are open. But grocery stores are open.
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What began as a Memorial Day weekend celebration of constitutional rights turned into a protest of Gov. Andy Beshear's administration.
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Memorial Day is a holiday honoring American soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
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Social media video shows a pool party in Lake of the Ozarks on Memorial Day weekend, challenging social distancing guidelines.
 
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Already, the pool party footage has picked up coverage from several media outlets, including TMZ, St. Louis Post-Dispatch and others.
 
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On a somber Memorial Day weekend, the president did not mention the mounting coronavirus toll and instead retweeted personal attacks on his political rivals.
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With some meat processing plants like Tyson Foods and Smithfield Foods partially closed because of COVID-19, there's less selection to choose from.
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Memorial Day is May 25, a chance to honor those who have served in America's armed forces. Lots of famous folks are veterans. Here are just some.
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Health officials were urging caution over Memorial Day weekend as millions of Americans were beginning to emerge from stay-at-home orders.
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Americans excited about what for many was their first big break from coronavirus shutdowns flocked to beaches and outdoor areas on Saturday, snarling roadways..
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Americans excited about what for many was their first big break from coronavirus shutdowns flocked to beaches and outdoor areas on Saturday, snarling roadways..
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Memorial Day weekend, which culminates in gatherings to honor U.S. military dead, got off to a cautious start on Saturday, especially in rain-soaked New York,..
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Memorial Day weekend, which culminates in ceremonies to honor U.S. military dead, got off to a cautious start on Saturday, especially in rain-soaked New York,..
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Here's the latest for Saturday, May 23rd: Time running out on last US-Russia nuclear arms treaty; Debt and coronavirus push Hertz into bankruptcy protection;..
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Dealing with raw meat can be tricky, and cooking it improperly can be deadly. Here are grilling safety tips for your socially-distanced cookout.
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Costco stores are closed Memorial Day but select Kohl's, Old Navy and Macy's are open with Target and Walmart. Starbucks and Dunkin' are open Monday.
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Some communities across California are beginning to reopen, just in time for Memorial Day weekend. But with more than 88,000 confirmed cases statewide, some are..
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Millions of Californians are heading into the Memorial Day weekend with both excitement and anxiety after restrictions to control the spread of coronavirus were..
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