in honor of


: as a way to show respect and admiration for (someone)
They're having a dinner in honor of the new coach.
The building was named in honor of the city's founder.

Examples of in honor of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Academy throws a masquerade ball in honor of the rare Fairy Moon. Kimberly Nordyke, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 May 2024 Metro Boomin is giving back to his hometown of St. Louis in honor of his late mother. Angel Diaz, Billboard, 21 May 2024 Committed to immortalizing their legacy, Primavera Sound has renamed the stage Shellac were going to appear on in honor of the late musician. Larisha Paul, Rolling Stone, 20 May 2024 The event will include guest speakers, a flyover and ceremonial tossing of a memorial wreath over the ship in honor of the fallen. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 May 2024 Today, United Airlines will celebrate Captain Claiborne at the airport before takeoff including a luncheon and a party at the gate in honor of a true trailblazer not only for the airline but for pilots everywhere. Melissa Noel, Essence, 20 May 2024 The space is named in honor of Elizabeth Williams Robinson, a lifelong Gastonia resident and early museum supporter. Amy Carleton, Charlotte Observer, 16 May 2024 Federal law designates May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day each year and requires the U.S. flag to be flown at half-staff in honor of police officers who have died in the line of duty. Claire Reid, Journal Sentinel, 15 May 2024 In 2013, it was renamed the Copley Symphony Hall at Jacobs Music Center in honor of Joan and Irwin Jacobs, who have given more than $130 million to the nonprofit orchestra over the past two decades alone. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 May 2024

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“In honor of.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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