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See how Arizona celebrates Memorial Day: historic photos

While Memorial Day may be the unofficial start of summer, the day has a more solemn meaning at its core.

The holiday, celebrated on the last Monday in May, allows Americans to remember and honor the soldiers who died defending the United States.

Whether you plan to spend the day with family and friends or do something patriotic, there are many reasons and ways to celebrate the summer holidays.

Take a look back at 50 years of flags, parades and celebrations honoring America’s fallen soldiers.

Further:Memorial Day Weekend 2024 in Phoenix: Best Things to Do If You’re Staying in the City