in commemoration of

idiom

: in order to remember or honor (an important event or person from the past)
A service was held in commemoration of the battle.

Examples of in commemoration of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Around the country, cities have been celebrating the LGBTQ+ community in commemoration of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in New York. Kinsey Crowley, USA TODAY, 30 June 2024 The holiday is celebrated annually on June 19 in commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Staff Report, Hartford Courant, 7 June 2024 Hear a discussion on the art of African American quilts in commemoration of Black History Month’s theme of African Americans and the Arts. Brittany Delay, The Mercury News, 23 Jan. 2024 Meanwhile, baby Phoenix’s family, plans to hold a candlelight vigil outside Santa Jose City Hall on Jan. 27 in commemoration of both Phoenix and her mother. Scooty Nickerson, The Mercury News, 5 Jan. 2024 Related Williams appears in the latest episode of Daft Punk’s Memory Tapes series — a collection of interviews with key Random Access Memories collaborators in commemoration of the record’s 10-year anniversary. Kyle Denis, Billboard, 3 Sep. 2019 Advertisement Up and down the hill around her, dozens of people carried similar candles in commemoration of those who were not saved. Blake Nelson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Oct. 2023 For many years, Hong Kong held a candlelight vigil in commemoration of the Tiananmen Square Massacre (which the Chinese government carried out on June 4, 1989). Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 18 Sep. 2023 Several Birmingham-area churches rang bells four times at 10:22 a.m. today in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing. Williesha Morris | Wmorris@al.com, al, 15 Sep. 2023

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“In commemoration of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20commemoration%20of. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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