in commemoration of


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Two previously unseen photos the Beatles – or an early version of the band – have been released in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of one of their major singles. Marina Pitofsky, USA TODAY, 4 Oct. 2022 National City raised the Kumeyaay flag on Monday in commemoration of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, marking what the Native American community called a milestone moment in efforts to improve acknowledgement and support of Indigenous communities. San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Oct. 2021 His coffin will be draped in his personal standard, and his naval cap and sword will be laid on the coffin in commemoration of his service in the British Navy. Carly Ortiz-lytle, Washington Examiner, 10 Apr. 2021 The withered pancake would be a souvenir, all right, but not nearly so much in the memory of poor old Ted as in commemoration of the great Martuch-Harris swindle. Ted Trueblood, Field & Stream, 19 Dec. 2020 The first Pride parade was in commemoration of the Stonewall Riots, after all. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 6 June 2022 Sydmonauts by Amigo & Amigo of Sydney, Australia, features nine astronauts scattered throughout the festival site in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing. Christina Tkacik, Baltimore Sun, 19 Apr. 2022 The night of multiple extended standing ovations was in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks but in fact marked much more. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 13 Sep. 2021 The other pieces were made for a San Francisco art museum in commemoration of a major benefactor, Alma de Bretteville Spreckels. Washington Post, 11 May 2021 See More

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“In commemoration of.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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