17:41 GMT17 June 2021
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    Memorial Day, a federal holiday in the United States marked on the last Monday of May, is when Americans commemorate those who have died performing military duties.

    American celebrities and politicians, including the president and the vice president, took to Twitter on last Monday of May to mark the Memorial Day, sharing warm words about the military men and women of the US.

    "Each year, Memorial Day offers us a chance to reflect on the enormity of the sacrifices that generation after generation of Americans has made", Joe Biden said during his Memorial Day address to the troops. "So my message to all of you is quite simple: thank you, thank you."

    The gratitude was echoed by Vice President Kamala Harris, who noted that Americans should thank US soldiers not just on Memorial Day, but every day.

    ​Many prominent figures from the world of media, sport, cinematography and politics also marked Memorial Day in their Twitter accounts. 

    Among them were ex-US President Barack Obama, former State Secretary Mike Pompeo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, singer Carrie Underwood, actor Misha Collins and many others.

    ​Some politicians have seen s backlash over their commemoration of Memorial Day, like GOP Representative Matt Gaetz, who retweeted a picture of the JFK killer, Lee Harvey Oswald.


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