Definition of in memory of in US English:

in memory of

phrase

  • Intended to remind people of, especially to honor a dead person.

    • ‘Ceremonies in memory of the dead are held on the seventh and hundredth days after death.’
    • ‘The pub has held a collection and will be planting a memorial tree in front of the building in memory of Philip.’
    • ‘Hymns and prayers were said in memory of those who died in battle and those who fought and survived.’
    • ‘Now a new fisherman's memorial is to be built there in memory of the thousands who never made it home.’
    • ‘In Westhoughton, young children read out the roll of honour and lit candles in memory of those who died.’
    • ‘Also of interest was a monument erected in memory of all those who had died at sea.’
    • ‘Oak, rowan and birch trees can be bought in memory of a loved one or to celebrate an anniversary or birthday.’
    • ‘After the formalities a tree was planted in memory of all the people who had lost their lives in the river.’
    • ‘In the cool, marble-floored interior women in saris lit hundreds of small oil lamps in memory of the dead.’
    • ‘Thoughts turned to years gone by and prayers were said in memory of those who had started it all.’
    memorial, remembrance, celebratory, celebrative
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