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Citizen Memorials
Description:
Many people have left a significant impact on a community, friends, and loved ones to have had a permanent memorial erected in their honour. This category is dedicated to those places around the world where you find a memorial of some kind.
Expanded Description:
People often are touched by somebody special and frequently they want to recognize that person’s influence on a community by erecting a permanent memorial to that person.

At times family and friends commemorate people who may have not, on the surface, had large impact on a community; nevertheless these types of memorials are just as important. The goal of this category is to capture these permanent memorials around the world.

Memorials are as unique as the person they honour. It could be a plaque, a sign, a cenotaph, a cairn, or some other unique object. However, to meet the requirements of this category it must be a permanent object.

Memorials are generally done posthumously, however occasionally commemorative markers are installed during the life time of the person or group honoured. Both types are accepted in this category.

Memorials have different names depending on the design. While the category does not distinguished between the various types, below is a reference to what they could be called.

Memorial: Something designed to preserve the memory of a person.

Cairn: A heap of stones set up as a landmark, monument, etc.

Monolith: An obelisk, column, large statue, etc., formed of a single block of stone.

Obelisk: A tapering, four-sided shaft of stone, usually monolithic and having a pyramidal apex.

Plaque: An inscribed commemorative tablet, usually of metal placed on a building, monument, or the like.

Submission guidelines

Submissions to the Citizen Memorial category are more general guidelines as it is difficult to have strict rules. However, please take a moment to read below to see the general direction of the category.

Essentially any form of memorial that honours an individual or a group of individuals that are remembered for any reason. However, this category has exceptions are noted below.

Not allowed waymarks

Please do not submit any of the following that would fall into other existing categories. These include but not limited to:

If you are uncertain if something falls into this category submit it and the reviewers will see if it does come under this heading.

Instructions for Posting a Citizen Memorials Waymark:
Please review what is acceptable and not acceptable for this category in the Expanded Description before submitting. There are some changes in effect as of March 18th, 2012.

Your tasks

  1. Find a cenotaph, a cairn, a plaque, or similar object that is dedicated to an individual or a group of people.
  2. Photos: Minimum of two photos are required. Do not include your GPS unit in the photos.

  3. (1) An overall picture of the memorial in context of its location; and

    (2) A close up of the sign. This is a requirement; if there is not photo of the plaque which lists the name of of the person(s) then your submission will be declined. (Do make this photo your ‘default waymark image’.)

  4. Name: Name of the person or group of people being recognized – Community, (State/Province), Country.
  5. For example: Albert Einstein — Prague, Czech Republic

  6. Detailed description: This is optional as sometimes there is very little information available on the monument or the people it is dedicated to. If possible, try to discuss the significance of the memorial.
  7. The full text of the Citizen Memorial plaque and/or sign must be included in the detailed description. [Effective March 18th, 2012]

  8. Website (optional): If there is more information available please list it here. This can be about the memorial or the person or persons it is dedicated to.
  9. Location: Often memorials are in parks, plazas, and other named places, please include this information.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
Add another photo of the memorial. You and/or your GPS can be in the photo, but this isn't necessary.
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Citizen MemorialsGerhard Klinkicht - Wien, Austria

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Gedenkstein am Wiener Stephansdom / Memorial stone on the St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching

location: Wien, Austria

date approved: 6/18/2018

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsJoseph Fremont Coné - Quartzsite, AZ

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A flagpole dedicated to a local citizen.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Arizona

date approved: 6/18/2018

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsErnst Ezechiel Pfeiffer Memorial - Kursaal - Bad Cannstatt, Germany, BW

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At the entrance lobby of the 'Kursaal' in Bad Cannstatt, Germany, Baden-Württemberg is a memorial for 'Geheimer Hofrat Ernst Ezechiel Pfeiffer' located. He is an honorary citizen of the city of Bad Cannstatt.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tante.Hossi

location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany

date approved: 6/18/2018

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsMiroslav Tyrš and Jindrich Fügner - Turnov, Czech Republic

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Miroslav Tyrš and Jindrich Fügner were a founders of The Sokol movement

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

location: Liberecký kraj, Czechia

date approved: 6/18/2018

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsMemorial to actress Ida Aalberg - Kaisaniemenpuisto - Helsinki, Finland

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Monument to Ida Aalberg, the most notable and internationally known Finnish actress of her time, in Kaisaniemi Park, Helsinki.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Finland

date approved: 6/16/2018

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsJohn Denver Sanctuary - Aspen, CO, USA

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John Denver lived most of his creative life in Aspen, Colorado where he wrote so many of his timeless poetry set to music.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1

location: Colorado

date approved: 6/15/2018

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsLudwig van Beethoven - Bad Mergentheim, Germany

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Beethovenhaus - hier arbeitete 1791 der Komponist Ludwig van Beethoven --- Beethovenhaus - Ludwig van Beethoven the famous composer was working here in 1791

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Windego1

location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany

date approved: 6/15/2018

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsAntónio de Gouveia — Toulouse, France

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Plaque honouring the Portuguese humanist and educator António de Gouveia, who lived and taught in Toulouse from 1548-1549

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member prussel

location: Midi-Pyrénées, France

date approved: 6/15/2018

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsJohann Wilhelm Meigen - Finkenberggasse 6 - Oberstolberg, Nordrhein-Westfalen / Germany

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Johann Wilhelm Meigen,a German entomologist lived in this house

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Iris & Harry

location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

date approved: 6/14/2018

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsAsbury Memorial to Asbury Manual Labor School - Eufaula, OK

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A memorial to the Asbury Manual Labor School stands near the front of Greenwood Cemetery. It is made from stones from the school's original buildings, standing next to several graves of early area pioneers.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 6/13/2018

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsBenedikt Roezl - Horomerice, Central Bohemia, Czechia

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[CZ] Pomník ceského cestovatele, botanika a sberatele orchidejí Benedikta Roezla (1824-1885), Horomerice, okres Praha-západ [ENG] Monument to czech traveler, botanist and orchid collector Benedikt Roezl (1824-1885), Horomerice, Prague-West district

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Olivetti

location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 6/13/2018

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsHermann Brassert - Bonn, NRW, Germany

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Monument to the Prussian lawyer and mining administrator Hermann Friedrich Wilhelm Brassert

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member argus1972

location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

date approved: 6/12/2018

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsFrank Schreck Steps - Waterville, WA

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The second church of Saint Joseph's Parish, this is a much more substantial building than was the first, built in the early 1890s.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 6/12/2018

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsFrank Malina - Pasadena, CA

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A citizen memorial located at JPL.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 6/11/2018

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsProfessor Theodore von Kármán - Pasadena, CA

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A citizen memorial inside the JPL visitor center.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 6/11/2018

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsCarl N. Karcher and Margaret M. Karcher - Mission Viejo, CA

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A citizen memorial inside a Carl's Jr.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 6/11/2018

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsGeorg Zehelein - Burgruine Niesten bei Weismain/BY/Germany

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Gedächtnistafel auf der Burgruine Niesten zu Ehren von Georg Zehelein // Citizen memorial for Georg Zehelein at ruined castle of Niesten.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member *Team Krombaer*

location: Bayern, Germany

date approved: 6/11/2018

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsKonrad Grebel - Wien, Austria

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Gedenktafel für den Mitbegründer der Täuferbewegung / Memorial plaque for the co-founder of the Swiss Brethren movement

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching

location: Wien, Austria

date approved: 6/10/2018

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsJ.C. Nagle Hall - Texas A&M Campus - College Station, TX

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He was professor of civil engineering at the Agricultural & Mechanical College of Texas (now Texas A&M) from 1890-1913, dean of engineering faculty from 1911-13, and director of the Texas Engineering Experiment Station of the college from 1917-22.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 6/10/2018

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsUlrich Zwingli - Wien, Austria

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Gedenktafel für den Schweizer Theologen / Memorial plaque for the Swiss theologian

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching

location: Wien, Austria

date approved: 6/9/2018

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsThe Pioneers of the Town of Waterville, WA

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The Douglas County seat, the town of Waterville's population was most recently pegged at 1,140. Waterville proudly proclaims itself the "highest" incorporated town in Washington state.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 6/9/2018

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsAndy Moffitt Memorial

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A memorial stone dedicated to Andy Moffitt, at the entrance to a trail through a forest also dedicated to Andy.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bellauch

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 6/8/2018

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsGottfried Wilhelm Leibniz - Wien, Austria

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Gedenktafel für den Philosoph, Mathematiker, Physiker, ... / Memorial plaque for the philosopher, mathematician, physicist, ...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching

location: Wien, Austria

date approved: 6/8/2018

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsChristopher Polomcean - Oquaga Creek State Park, NY

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This garden is at the Park Office at Oquaga Creek State Park. Christopher was only 28, he died in a car accident.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 6/8/2018

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsAlbert T. Fancher - Allegany State Park, NY

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Memorial to the First Chairman of ASP

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member stinger503

location: New York

date approved: 6/8/2018

last visited: never

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