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By Terrie Schmidt-Crosby
The Record 

A different kind of Memorial Day


Last updated 5/21/2020 at 12:26pm

Monday, May 25, 2020, is when the U.S. celebrates Memorial Day this year.

Once traditionally celebrated May 30, it has for several years been celebrated on the final Monday in May so that U.S. workers can enjoy a three-day weekend. Is it surprising, then, that many Americans use the day as a mini-vacation, getting a head start on summer fun by heading to the lakes, the mountains or seashore?

All war veterans, however, are very aware of the real meaning of Memorial Day. They know that honoring the nation’s war dead preserves the memory of service and sacrifice.

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