in memory of (someone or something)(redirected from in memory of them)
in memory of (someone or something)
As a memorial to; to honor or remember. 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.
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.
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]