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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 MemorialsMrs. Clifton O'Briant - Reeds Spring MO

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This plaque, honoring Mrs. Clifton O'Briant, is embedded into the walkway leading to the Reeds Spring well.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Where's George

location: Missouri

date approved: 10/22/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsPercy Cowley Memorial - Rushen, Isle of Man

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A memorial for Percy Cowley located at the southern tip of the Isle of Man facing 'The Sound' and the Calf of Man.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Mike_bjm

location: Isle of Man

date approved: 10/21/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsPeter William Clayden - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, UK.

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A stained glass window dedicated to Peter William Clayden is located in former Unitarian Chapel, now the Pitcher and Piano pub, on High Pavement in the Lace Market district of Nottingham.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/21/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsWilliam Randolph Hearst - San Simeon, CA

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A plaque located at the main entrance to William R. Hearst State Park in San Simeon.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 10/20/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsWiley Oakley ~ Gatlinburg, TN

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Wiley Oakley was born on Sept. 12, 1885 to Henry Coleman and Elmina Conner Oakley at the base of Mount LeConte. He was one of nine children born to the mountain family and they made their home in a simple cabin farm.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Manville Possum

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/20/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsPomník Petra Bezruce, Háj ve Slezsku, Czech republic

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Pomník Petra Bezruce v Háji ve Slezsku najdeme v malém parcíku prímo naproti budove vlakového nádraží. The monument of Petr Bezruc in Háje in Silesia can be found in a small park directly opposite the train station building.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member davidb11

location: Moravskoslezsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 10/19/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsPastor Jääsch — Düsseldorf, Germany

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Plaque for the Catholic prison chaplain Friedrich Eduard Gerst, called "Pastor Jääsch"

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member prussel

location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

date approved: 10/19/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsPomník Vladislava Vancury, Háj ve Slezsku, Czech republic

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Pomník Vladislava Vancury v Háji ve Slezsku najdeme u hlavní cesty. The monument of Vladislav Vancura in Háje in Silesia can be found next to the main road.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member davidb11

location: Moravskoslezsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 10/19/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsTony Harrison - East Gippsland Rail Trail, Orbost, Vic, Australia

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Down by the Snowy River side of Forest Park is a plaque on a small boulder for Tony Harrison.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie

location: Victoria, Australia

date approved: 10/18/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsHerbert A. Littleton - Mena, AR

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In front of the Polk County Courthouse, this is a monument to Medal of Honor recipient, Herbert A. Littleton.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Arkansas

date approved: 10/18/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsBonanza Community Church Memorial Garden - Bonanza, OR

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This small memorial garden is located behind the Bonanza Community Church.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff

location: Oregon

date approved: 10/16/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsMadaline Depuy - Bonanza, OR

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This citizen memorial is located in Big Springs Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff

location: Oregon

date approved: 10/16/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsFritz von Unruh - Koblenz, RP, Germany

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Geburtshaus von Fritz von Unruh in Koblenz.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 10/16/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsJencie Ann Buys - St. James Episcopal Church - Bolivar, TN

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Plaque in the rose garden next to the church

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/15/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsFrank & Rhilla Hassell - Bolivar, TN

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St. James Episcopal Church Rose Garden, memorial

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/15/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsLum and Abner - Janssen Park - Mena, Arkansas

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This monument hails the comedy team of Chester Lauck and Norris Goff, better known as Lum and Abner.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Arkansas

date approved: 10/14/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsGedenkstätte Ernst Thälmann - Hamburg, Deutschland

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Gedenkstätte für den deutschen Politiker Ernst Johannes Fritz Thälmann im Hamburger Stadtteil Eppendorf

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Windschattenwanderer

location: Hamburg, Germany

date approved: 10/14/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsT. Texas Tyler - Janssen Park - Mena, Arkansas

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This monument lauds a Mena favorite son, David Luke Myrick, better known as T. Texas Tyler.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Arkansas

date approved: 10/14/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsJanssen Park Clock Tower - Mena, AR

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This historic clock tower in Janssen Park is a memorial to George L. Lochridge.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Arkansas

date approved: 10/13/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsValéry Giscard d'Estaing - Koblenz, RP, Germany

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Valéry Giscard d'Estaing war der französische Staatspräsindent und wurde in Koblenz geboren.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 10/12/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsHans Wilhelm Mutzbauer - Koblenz, RP, Germany

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Gedenktafel für Hans Wilhelm Mutzbauer in Koblenz.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 10/12/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsMark O. Hatfield - Yaquina Head - Newport, Oregon

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A memorial plaque at Yaquina Head, Newport, Oregon

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy

location: Oregon

date approved: 10/11/2017

last visited: 9/25/2017

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Citizen MemorialsJane Long - Bolivar, TX

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A memorial to Jane Herbert Wilkinson Long, a Texas Patriot who is often referred to as the "Mother of Texas".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Raven

location: Texas

date approved: 10/10/2017

last visited: 8/23/2017

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Citizen MemorialsAllen L Conner - Fulton, MO

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Old historic church, and someone the youth remember.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 10/10/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsGold Star Wives -- Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga TN

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The monument in honor of Gold Star Wives, located in Memorial Circle at the Chattanooga National Cemetery in Chattanooga TN

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/9/2017

last visited: 8/2/2017

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