in memory of (someone or something)

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in memory of (someone or something)

As a memorial to someone or something; to honor or remember someone or something. We planted that tree in memory of our grandfather. This monument is dedicated in memory of all the brave men and women who lost their lives defending our freedom.
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in memory of someone

to continue the good memories of someone; for the honor of a deceased person. Many streets were renamed in memory of John F. Kennedy. We planted roses in memory of my deceased father.
See also: memory, of
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

in memory of

As a reminder of or memorial to. For example, In memory of Grandma we put flowers on her grave every Easter, or In memory of our happy times here we've planted a little garden. [First half of 1300s]
See also: memory, of
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

in memory of somebody

intended to show respect and remind people of somebody who has died: He goes to France every year in memory of his late wife, who was French.Monuments were built in memory of those who died in the war.
See also: memory, of, somebody
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