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The meaning of Memorial Day [SIDEBAR]


PHOTO GALLERY: Memorial Day 2012

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service.

The federal holiday is observed annually in the United States on the last Monday of May.

Formerly known as Decoration day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the fallen Union soldiers of the Civil War.

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