I would say "in honor of his father's memory, he got a tattoo".
But we might use "honoring his father's memory ( or better: wishes)
he got a tattoo" if he got it because his late father had wanted
him to have one.
The term "winter break" is a noun (a word for a thing), which can function as the subject of a sentence or a clause, or as the object of a verb or a preposition.
Example: The winter break will be here soon. (functioning as the subject of the sentence)
The difference between information and message is that a message
is a way to pass along information. Information itself is data used
to inform someone. A message is a type of communication for one
source to pass along information to another.