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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 MemorialsDavid Thompson - Thompson Falls, MT

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    Less than a half mile east of Thompson Falls on the north side of Highway 200 is a large pullout with a Montana Historical Marker and this cairn, erected in memory of David Thompson.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

    location: Montana

    date approved: 11/25/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsE.L. Johnson Memorial Pool - Plains, MT

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    This swimming pool is one of the handful of facilities available in the E.L. Johnson Pool Park. It is dedicated to Edwin Leonard Johnson, an active and long time member of the community who came to Plains from Minnesota in 1906.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

    location: Montana

    date approved: 11/24/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsAlois Madr - Drizna, Czech Republic

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    Alois Mádr was local priest in Prepychy village and he was also a founder of pilgrimage Drizna.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

    location: Pardubicky kraj, Czech Republic

    date approved: 11/24/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsJames Russell Foust Memorial Tennis Courts - Plains, MT

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    These tennis courts is one of the handful of facilities available in the E.L. Johnson Pool Park. They were dedicated to James Russell Foust in 1980.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

    location: Montana

    date approved: 11/24/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsFather Helias - Centennial Memorial - Taos, MO

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    1874 - Centennial Memorial - 1974 : centennial of his death. ~ Fr. Ferdinand Helias was a Jesuit Priest who came to the Mid-Missouri area, from Belgium, and created 7 local parishes.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Missouri

    date approved: 11/24/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsAndrew Christenson - San Jose, CA

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    This plaque is located near one of the entrances to San Jose's Municipal Rose Garden.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

    location: California

    date approved: 11/24/2014

    last visited: 11/10/2014

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    Citizen MemorialsTom Kunzer Memorial - Plains, MT

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    The Plains Trap Club is 3 miles north on Highway 200 from Plains, just off Old Hicks Road, on Pilgeram Road. There are signs from the highway to guide the newcomer.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

    location: Montana

    date approved: 11/24/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsGertrude Vacura Bryce Memorial Skateboard Park - Plains, MT

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    This skatepark is one of the facilities available in the Plains City Park. It is dedicated to an active and long time member of the community.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

    location: Montana

    date approved: 11/24/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsGottlieb Muffat - Vienna, Austria

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    This plaque is located at 2 Weihburggasse in Vienna.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

    location: Wien, Austria

    date approved: 11/24/2014

    last visited: 9/8/2013

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    Citizen MemorialsTown's Benefector - Seneca Falls, New York

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    a plaque located on the south end of the famous truss bridge located in the town of Seneca Falls, Seneca County, New York, USA

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member oiseau_ca

    location: New York

    date approved: 11/24/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsMajor William Mayo - Richmond, VA

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    A plaque that describes a little history about the city.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 11/24/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsDawn Bras Memorial Fountain - Plains, MT

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    This memorial fountain, dedicated to the memory of Dawn Christensen Bras, is at the entrance to the Sanders County Fairgrounds, across the river from Plains, MT.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

    location: Montana

    date approved: 11/18/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsFritz Wipplinger Memorial Flagpole - Plains, MT

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    This memorial, dedicated to the memory of Fritz G. Wipplinger, is at the entrance to the Sanders County Fairgrounds, across the river from Plains, MT.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

    location: Montana

    date approved: 11/18/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsFrancisco Antero Perdigão Calado - Lisboa, Portugal

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    This is a homage from the local parish to a citizen who lived on this location: Francisco Antero Perdigão Calado

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut

    location: Lisboa, Portugal

    date approved: 11/18/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsSir Richard Spencer, Albany, Western Australia

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    A monument to one of the early settlers of Albany

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg

    location: Western Australia, Australia

    date approved: 11/18/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsJosé Raimundo Ribeiro - Tomar, Portugal

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    This is a citizen's memorial attached to a street name plaque in Tomar.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut

    location: Santarém, Portugal

    date approved: 11/18/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsRoderick Alexander Ferguson II Memorial Flagpole - Hamilton, Bermuda

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    The Roderick Alexander Ferguson II Memorial Flagpole is located on Front Street opposite Burnaby Street in downtown Hamilton, Bermuda.

    posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

    location: Bermuda

    date approved: 11/17/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsDr. Cyril Boucher Memorial - Marple, UK

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    This memorial plaque was erected to the memory of Dr. Cyril Boucher an early pioneer of the Peak Forest Canal Society who was instrumental in getting the canal restored and re-opened.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

    location: Northwest England, United Kingdom

    date approved: 11/16/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsRocky the Mountain Goat - Whitefish, MT

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    This is a replica of Rocky, the beloved mascot and emblem of James J. Hill's Great Northern Railway, which ultimately came to be known as "The Empire Builder", as was Hill himself.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

    location: Montana

    date approved: 11/16/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsWalt Disney - Anaheim, CA

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    A star for Walt Disney in front of the Disneyland resort in Anaheim, CA.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

    location: California

    date approved: 11/16/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsWalt Disney - Anaheim, CA

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    A flagpole with a plaque dedicated to Walt Disney inside Fronterland in Disneyland.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

    location: California

    date approved: 11/16/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsJosé Rodrigues Belchior - Culatra, Portugal

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    This is a citizen memorial built by the community of Culatra, an island off Faro, probably the Southernmost village of Portugal.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut

    location: Faro, Portugal

    date approved: 11/12/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsAnibal Sousa Guerreiro - Faro, Portugal

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    This is a homage from a sports club in Faro to one of its most dedicated associates, Mr. Aníbal Sousa Guerreiro.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut

    location: Faro, Portugal

    date approved: 11/12/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsGedenkstein "Mit Gott für König und Vaterland" 1813-1913

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    Gedenkstein "Mit Gott für König und Vaterland" 1813-1913

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bolle007

    location: Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany

    date approved: 11/12/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsO. J. Stevenson - Moulton, IA

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    Pilot and active Methodist

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Iowa

    date approved: 11/12/2014

    last visited: never

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