in memory of

idiom

: made or done to honor someone who has died
The monument is in memory of the soldiers who died in battle on this field.
He donated the painting in memory of his wife.

Examples of in memory of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Following the show, the band ultimately decided to continue in memory of their late bandmate. Stephanie Mendez, SPIN, 2 Feb. 2024 Minor, who now runs a growing foundation that awards scholarships and runs programs in memory of his son, said KOSA may have prevented his son from seeing the dare that ended his life. Petula Dvorak, Washington Post, 1 Feb. 2024 Named in memory of Duke Energy chairman William S. Lee, the institute received a gift of $4.5 million from Duke Energy in 2000 to insure its long-term success. Emily Hedrick, Charlotte Observer, 1 Feb. 2024 Remembering Similarly to the Oakland Coliseum where the team previously played its games, the Raiders constructed a large torch in Allegiant Stadium in memory of Al Davis following his death in 2011. Ben Morse, CNN, 30 Jan. 2024 Earlier in the week, the countries of the former Yugoslavia signed an agreement in Paris to jointly renovate Block 17 in the red-brick Auschwitz camp and install a permanent exhibition there in memory of around 20,000 people who were deported from their territories and brought to the block. Czarek Sokolowski The Associated Press, arkansasonline.com, 28 Jan. 2024 Marland Humanities renamed the grant in memory of Hatza, the organization’s late director of grants and community engagement, according to the nonprofit’s website. John Coffren, Baltimore Sun, 2 Jan. 2024 Medina is encouraging those attending an Edna High School football game on Thursday night to wear purple in memory of her daughter. Audrey Conklin, Fox News, 7 Dec. 2023 Webb was walking from Wales to London in memory of her daughter Brodie, 16, who died from suicide in March 2020. Jordan Greene, Peoplemag, 7 Dec. 2023 See More

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“In memory of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20memory%20of. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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