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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:

  • Military personnel who died in action.

  • Police officers who died in the line of duty.

  • Dedicated benches.

  • Firefighter memorials.

  • Occupational memorials.

  • Disaster memorials.

  • Dedicated trees.

  • Buildings or bridges named after people.

  • Towns or cities named after people.

  • Sculptures or busts of the person(s). These can fit under Statues of Historic Figures.

  • Also monuments and memorials to people listed at this link, People (History).

  • Roadside memorials to traffic accident victims are not be included here.

  • Any type of headstone, however a general memorial to people in a cemetery is acceptable as long as it is clearly not a headstone nor one of the non allowed categories above.

  • 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.

Objectives

  • Find a cenotaph, a cairn, a plaque, or similar object that is dedicated to an individual or a group of people.

  • Photos: Minimum of two photos. Do not include your GPS unit in the photos.
    (1) An overall picture of the memorial in context of its location; and

    (2) A close up of the sign. (Do not make this photo your ‘default waymark image’ unless there can be no other photo.)

  • Name: Name of the memorial – Community, (State/Province), Country.

  • 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.

    The full text of the Citizen Memorial plaque and/or sign must be included in the detailed description. [Effective March 18th, 2012]

  • Website: 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.

  • 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 MemorialsH. Dale Robertson Bell - Barstow, CA

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    This is one of two bells inside the Western American Railroad Museum.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

    location: California

    date approved: 5/25/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsThe Benedictine Monks - Shawnee, OK

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    This informative monument is located on the campus of St. Gregory's University.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

    location: Oklahoma

    date approved: 5/25/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsCy Andrews - Jacksonville, FL

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    A memorial plaque for Cy Andrews is located in the St. Joseph's Cemetery in Jacksonville, Florida, USA.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

    location: Florida

    date approved: 5/21/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsPioneer Cemetery Gazebo - Batesville, Ar.

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    This wooden gazebo is located on the eastern edge of the Pioneer Cemetery - East College Avenue & South Third Street in Batesville, Ar.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

    location: Arkansas

    date approved: 5/21/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsJuan Gabriel - Hollywood, CA

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    Juan Gabriel is a Mexican singer, songwriter, recording artist, and performer.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

    location: California

    date approved: 5/21/2015

    last visited: 7/27/2014

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    Citizen MemorialsJudge J. G. Thweatt -- Brinkley AR

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    A Gray granite memorial to Judge JG Thweatt in downtown Brinkley AR preserves the communities memory of the man who worked to bring an early national highway through town, now known as the US 70.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

    location: Arkansas

    date approved: 5/21/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsPetr Bezruc - Smelcovna, Czech Republic

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    CS: pametni deska s reliéfem Petra Bezruce // EN: A commemorative plaque with a relief of Petr Bezruc

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

    location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

    date approved: 5/21/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsErnest "Ernie" Taylor - Oceanside, CA

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    This plaque is part of a water fountain at the Oceanside Heritage Park Village.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

    location: California

    date approved: 5/21/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsDavid W. Bowles - Chico, CA

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    This flag memorial resides in front of the Chico Mausoleum and Crematory which is part of the Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

    location: California

    date approved: 5/21/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsDr George and Norma Fisher - Kemptville, ON

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    Bronze sculpture dedicated to Dr and Mrs Fisher, local philanthropists who were instrumental in building the new Kemptville library.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

    location: Ontario, Canada

    date approved: 5/21/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsGary Rewerts - Silver Lake Rest Area - Highland, IL

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    Active in posting recognition for veterans.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Illinois

    date approved: 5/13/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsCurney C. Patton - Dale, OK

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    This memorial is located in Dale Cemetery.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

    location: Oklahoma

    date approved: 5/13/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsAdolph Kolping - Essen, Germany

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    Father of All Apprentices

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member g300td

    location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

    date approved: 5/10/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsTed Rosen Memorial – Millville, New Jersey

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    Memorial placed in park area adjacent to the Temple Beth Hillel – Beth Abraham in Millville, New Jersey.

    posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

    location: New Jersey

    date approved: 5/10/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsMartin Disteli - Olten, SO, Switzerland

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    A monument for the painter Martin Disteli in the south of Olten.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

    location: Espace Mittelland (BE/SO), Switzerland

    date approved: 5/10/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsGeorgia Duggins - Buckeye, CA

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    This citizen memorial resides in front of the Buckeye Grange #489 in the unicorporated community of Buckeye.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

    location: California

    date approved: 5/8/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsEdwin Powell Hubble – Marshfield, Missouri

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    Plaque honoring the local native son, became one of the world's foremost astronomers on the grounds of the Webster County Courthouse in Marshfield, Missouri.

    posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

    location: Missouri

    date approved: 5/7/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsMax Cartier Monument - Olten, SO, Switzerland

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    A monument for the Olten pioneer aviator Max Cartier near the glider airfield of Olten.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

    location: Espace Mittelland (BE/SO), Switzerland

    date approved: 5/7/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsVFW Playground - Claremore, OK

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    The VFW expresses their sentiment for children with this dedication.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

    location: Oklahoma

    date approved: 5/5/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsAbraham Placzek - Boskovice, Czech Republic

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    CS: pametni deska s reliéfem Abrahama Placzeka // EN: A commemorative plaque with a relief of Abraham Placzek

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

    location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

    date approved: 5/5/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsMonument for Four Important Citizens - Olten, SO, Switzerland

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    This obelisk at the river bank in Olten is a memorial for four important citizens of this city.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

    location: Espace Mittelland (BE/SO), Switzerland

    date approved: 5/4/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsHector MacDonald - Fremantle , Western Australia

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    An obelisk and drinking fountain to a Boer War hero

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg

    location: Western Australia, Australia

    date approved: 5/4/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsDewey Jackson Short – Galena, Missouri

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    Plaque on the front of the Stone County Courthouse in Galena, Missouri honoring a local politician.

    posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

    location: Missouri

    date approved: 5/3/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsEmma Freeman - Susanville, CA

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    This memorial garden resides in front of the Lassen County Courthouse.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

    location: California

    date approved: 5/3/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsBohumír Budín - Praha, CZ

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    The memorial to Dr. Bohumír Budín who was killed here in the uprising in May of 1945.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

    location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

    date approved: 5/3/2015

    last visited: never

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