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MEMORIAL DAY [3 records]

Record 1 2012-05-29

English

Subject field(s)
  • Names of Special Years, Weeks, Days
  • History
OBS

July 1st is a time for celebration for the people of Canada. But in Newfoundland and Labrador, the day also has a more sombre meaning. Memorial Day commemorates the participation of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians in the Battle of the Somme at Beaumont-Hamel, France.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Désignations d'années, de semaines et de jours spéciaux
  • Histoire
OBS

À Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador, le 1er juillet est un Jour du Souvenir où nous commémorons les nombreuses vies perdues durant la Bataille de la Somme, à Beaumont Hamel (France), durant la Première Guerre mondiale.

Spanish

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Record 2 1997-08-22

English

Subject field(s)
  • Various Proper Names
OBS

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. The holiday was first proclaimed on 5 May 1868, by General John Logan in his General Order No. 11, and was first observed on 30 May 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers. The South refused to acknowledge Decoration Day, honoring their dead on separate days until after World War I. It is now celebrated in almost every state on the last Monday in May.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Appellations diverses

Spanish

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Record 3 1988-12-13

English

Subject field(s)
  • Names of Special Years, Weeks, Days
  • Arts and Culture
  • National History
  • Heritage
OBS

November 4 - An Italian commemoration for those who died in all wars.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Désignations d'années, de semaines et de jours spéciaux
  • Arts et Culture
  • Histoires nationales
  • Patrimoine
OBS

4 novembre.

Spanish

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