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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Me·mo·ri·al Day.
 1. A day, originally May 30, appointed for commemorating, by decorating their graves with flowers, by patriotic exercises, etc., the dead soldiers and sailors who served the Civil War (1861-65) in the United States; Also called Decoration Day. It is a legal holiday in most of the States. In the Southern States, the Confederate Memorial Day is: May 30 in Virginia; April 26 in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi; May 10 in North Carolina and South Carolina; the second Friday in May in Tennessee; June 3 in Louisiana. [U. S.]
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Decoration Day. a day, May 30, originally appointed for decorating with flowers the graves of the Union soldiers and sailors, who fell in the Civil War in the United States; -- now called Memorial Day, and established as the last Monday in May, and designated as a day for commemorating those who died in all wars of the United States. [U. S.]
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 Decoration Day
      n : U.S., last Monday in May; commemorates the members of the
          United States armed forces who were killed in war [syn: Memorial
          Day]