Learn English Expressions for Memorial Day

Learn English Expressions for Memorial Day

Jun 9, 2023
Learn how to talk about “Memorial Day” in English!
Memorial Day is a day to remember those who have died in service for their country! Although the date varies from country to country, it is always a day to commemorate those who have dedicated themselves to their country.
In South Korea, Memorial Day is observed on June 6th. In America, it is observed on the last Monday of May.

🇰🇷 Hang the Flag at Half-mast

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On Memorial Day, the national flag should be flown at half-mast(or half-staff).
But do you know what "to fly the flag at half-mast" means?
It refers to flying a flag below the summit of a ship mast, a pole on land, or a pole on a building.
In many countries, this is seen as a symbol of respect, mourning, distress, or, in some cases, a salute.
On Memorial Day, we hang the flag at half-mast as a sign of respect and remembrance for those who have served the country.

👤 Pay Silent Tribute

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On Memorial Day, we can remember and honor those who have fallen in various ways.
In South Korea, a siren signals a moment of silence at 10 AM sharp.
If you hear the siren, it would be appropriate to take a moment and pay silent tribute.
”Silent tribute” refers to praying to oneself without speaking out loud.
During the moment of silence at the Memorial Day ceremony, attendees paid silent tribute to the fallen soldiers.

English Expressions Related to Memorial Day

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In English, you can say, “Honor the Fallen” to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
It’s an expression you can use on Memorial Day or Remembrance Day, so try to keep it in mind!
It's important to honor the fallen on Memorial Day and never forget their sacrifice.