ADJ. lasting, permanent The statue is a lasting memorial to those who died in the war. | fitting | war
VERB + MEMORIAL build, erect, put up | unveil
MEMORIAL + VERB commemorate sb/sth | stand The memorial stands on the village green.
MEMORIAL + NOUN ceremony, service a memorial service for sailors drowned at sea
PREP. ~ for a memorial for victims of the air crash | ~ to The prime minister today unveiled a memorial to those who died in the disaster.