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Memorial Day in United States

WASHINGTON – In the U.S., Memorial Day is always observed on the last Monday in May. The holiday honors members of the military who died in service to their country, Americans celebrate Memorial Day,in May 28.

On Monday the U.S. president, Barack Obama will visit in Arlington Cemetery, a suburbof Washington, to attend a memorial service.

In a message to all regional and local government of his country, President Obama asked that all U.S. flags be flown at half mast until noon, Monday, on all public buildings.

Mr. Obama said in his weekly address that the holiday is a time for the country to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice and to reaffirm its commitment to care for those who came home.

Many Americans have the day off from work and school, and the long weekend is seen as the unofficial start of the summer vacation season. Celebrations involving picnics or trips to the beach, parks or campgrounds are common.


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