Just 7% rate it as one of the least important holidays, while 47% say it's somewhere in between the two, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.
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The holiday is viewed as one of the most important one by 51% of those who have served in the U.S. military. Older Americans hold Memorial Day in higher regard than those who are younger.Read more survey results at Rasmussen Reports
The majority of all Americans (51%) plan to do something special to commemorate the day. That figure is up three points from last year. Twenty-nine percent (29%) say they have no plans for Memorial Day.