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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 MemorialsKotara Family - White Deer, TX

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    The huge churchyard cross is the memorial erected in the Polish Family Honor.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Texas

    date approved: 10/30/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsAlexander von Humboldt - Beethoven Sanatorium (Teplice, North Bohemia)

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    Depicted bronze memorial tablet, devoted to Prussian geographer, naturalist, and explorer Alexander von Humboldt, you can find on the front facade of the Beethoven Sanatorium in North-Bohemian spa town Teplice.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

    location: Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic

    date approved: 10/30/2014

    last visited: never

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    CZ: Lichtenštejnských památník // EN: Liechtenstein memorial

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

    location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

    date approved: 10/30/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsAllen Strom Lookout, Killcare Heights, NSW, Australia

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    The lookout is dedicated to Allen Strom who was an environmental planner on the Central Coast for many years. There would be a LOT less great (scenic) places to hide geocaches without his input.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie

    location: New South Wales, Australia

    date approved: 10/29/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsSherry Cantwell - Cantwell Park - Branson MO

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    This beautiful little park, just west of historic downtown Branson, is dedicated to a child whose life was cut way too short . . .

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Where's George

    location: Missouri

    date approved: 10/29/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsJack Clinton Gilbert M.D. - Cedarville, CA

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    This memorial plaque is located at the front entrance to the Surprise Valley Community Hospital on Main Street.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

    location: California

    date approved: 10/29/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsMr. & Mrs. R. P. Froneberger - Minco, OK

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    The Froneberger Family has lived in the Minco area for many many years.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

    location: Oklahoma

    date approved: 10/29/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsDr. Milton Anthony Silveira - Mattapoisett, Massachusetts

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    This plaque to Dr. Milton Anthony Silveira, NASA Chief Engineer, is located in the Ned Point park located at the end of Ned Point Road, Mattapoisett, MA.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

    location: Massachusetts

    date approved: 10/29/2014

    last visited: 9/4/2014

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    Citizen MemorialsJames David Phillips - Panhandle, TX

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    Banker from Panhandle remembered

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Texas

    date approved: 10/29/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsDavid M. Warren - Panhandle, TX

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    Owner of the newspaper from 1926

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Texas

    date approved: 10/28/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsCaesar Rodney - Dover, Delaware

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    Monument to Cæsar Rodney, Revolutionary War soldier and signer of the Declaration of Independence

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ddtfamily

    location: Delaware

    date approved: 10/26/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsInnocent Victims of Abortion Memorial - Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery - Klamath Falls, OR

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    This somewhat-controversial memorial is located just past the entrance to Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery, just off Hwy 140.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

    location: Oregon

    date approved: 10/26/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsCrawford J. Carroll - Dover, Delaware

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    Memorial to Dover's longtime Mayor

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ddtfamily

    location: Delaware

    date approved: 10/26/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsEverett C. Ryker Memorial - Linden, IN

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    This memorial To Everett C. Ryker is located on the grounds of and in front of The Linden Carnegie Library, in the center of the small rural town of Linden, in Indiana.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

    location: Indiana

    date approved: 10/26/2014

    last visited: never

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    CZ: Lichtenštejnských památník // EN: Liechtenstein memorial

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

    location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

    date approved: 10/26/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsDr. John Duncan MacLean - Greenwood, BC

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    In the ground floor hallway of Greenwood's city hall there is a scroll mounted on the wall in honour of Dr. John Duncan MacLean, one of the notable past citizens of the City of Greenwood.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

    location: British Columbia, Canada

    date approved: 10/26/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsThe State of Wyoming - Laramie, WY

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    A small dedication plaque honoring two individuals outside the Summit Visitor Center along I-80.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

    location: Wyoming

    date approved: 10/26/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsJulian Griffiths - Grand Canyon National Park, AZ

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    A small marker on the banks of the Colorado River

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adenium

    location: Arizona

    date approved: 10/26/2014

    last visited: 10/18/2014

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    Citizen MemorialsJulius Scherer - Todtnau, BW, Germany

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    A memorial for Julius Scherer, a former priest of the parish of Todtnau.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

    location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany

    date approved: 10/26/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsChloe Luke Overlook - Dana Point, CA

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    A small memorial marks the small dedicated overlook, with a geocache.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

    location: California

    date approved: 10/24/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsWillard Memorial Fountain - Springfield, MA

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    The Willard Memorial Fountain is a Womens's Christian Temperance Union fountain in memory of Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard. It is located at the intersection of State Street, Eastern Avenue and Wilbraham Road in Springfield, MA.

    posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

    location: Massachusetts

    date approved: 10/24/2014

    last visited: never

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    A plaque Tim Powers in Live Oak, CA.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

    location: California

    date approved: 10/22/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsWheeler Organic Garden - Santa Cruz, CA

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    A small garden by Dominican hospital in Santa Cruz, CA.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

    location: California

    date approved: 10/22/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsCleng Peerson Memorial Highway - Norway, Illinois

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    a plaque located by the roadside of Illinois Route 71 in Norway, 9 miles (14.5 km) northeast of Exit 93 on Interstate 80 in rural northern Illinois, USA

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member oiseau_ca

    location: Michigan

    date approved: 10/21/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsTrevithick & Rastrick memorial, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, England

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    Clock towere dedicated to the engineers Trevithick & Rastrick.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The_Senior_Crabbes

    location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

    date approved: 10/19/2014

    last visited: never

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