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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 MemorialsHenry and Ina Erickson - Tigard, OR

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A citizen memorial plaque located next to a veterans memorial within Crescent Grove Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff

location: Oregon

date approved: 4/19/2018

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsAll Who Have Lost A Child - Tigard, OR

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A wayside shrine and memorial is located at the west edge of St. Anthonys Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff

location: Oregon

date approved: 4/18/2018

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsJohn E. Keller - Tigard, OR

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A citizen memorial plaque located in front of the maintenance building/office to St. Anthonys Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff

location: Oregon

date approved: 4/18/2018

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsJohn & Ellen O'Halloran - Tigard, OR

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A citizen memorial plaque makes up a garden-like setting within St. Anthonys Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff

location: Oregon

date approved: 4/17/2018

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsThe Milligan Bridge - Brady, TX

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Bridge over Brady Creek on US-87.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 4/17/2018

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsDeparted Oddfellow Brothers & Sisters - Tigard, OR

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A citizen memorial plaque located next to a veterans memorial within Crescent Grove Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff

location: Oregon

date approved: 4/16/2018

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsKarl Mark - Wien, Austria

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Österreichischer Politiker und Nationalratsabgeordneter / Austrian politician and member of parliament

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching

location: Wien, Austria

date approved: 4/16/2018

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsAnson Smith - Hoover Dam, AZ

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A citizen memorial located at a parking area on the Arizona side of the Hoover Dam.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff

location: Arizona

date approved: 4/15/2018

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsClaude Tompkins - Cedar Bayou United Methodist Church, Cedar Bayou, TX

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A metal plaque sits atop an oddly shaped concrete pedestal, next to the Cedar Bayou United Methodist Church sign.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 4/15/2018

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsJames Earl Rudder - Eden, TX

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This memorial can be found in a small triangular park in front of the Eden City Hall. It is a metal plaque attached to a brick pillar.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 4/15/2018

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsSir John Clive Leighton Edwards - Milntown - Ramsey, Isle of Man

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This memorial can be found attached to the north facing external wall of Milntown, Sir John's former home on the western approaches to the town of Ramsey.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Mike_bjm

location: Isle of Man

date approved: 4/15/2018

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsPlaque des Matte d'Amérique - Neuville Québec

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Une plaque en honneur des premiers Matte d'Amérique. // A plaque in memory of the Matte Ancestors, first in America.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member machard

location: Québec, Canada

date approved: 4/14/2018

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsW.W. Kilgore - Cedar Bayou United Methodist Church, Cedar Bayou, TX

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A bronze plate attached to a VERY TALL flag pole at the Cedar Bayou United Methodist Church. When I say TALL, I mean T-A-L-L.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 4/13/2018

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsWright and Mootz Memorial - Wright Park - Dodge City, Kansas

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This stone plinth and concrete pillar memorial topped by a metal cap is located near the eastern entrance of Wright Park - 71 2nd Avenue in Dodge City.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Kansas

date approved: 4/11/2018

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsAlexander McDonald - Huntsville, TX

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A granite monument at Forest Lodge No. 19, honoring its first Worshipful Master.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 4/9/2018

last visited: 1/30/2016

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Citizen MemorialsElizabeth Hutson - First Baptist Church. Huntsville, TX

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This small metal plate, attached to one of the supports for the First Baptist Church's sign, located at the corner of 13th Street and Avenue J in Huntsville.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 4/9/2018

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsPeter and Rhonda Long - Burlington, ON

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A plaque located along the Bruce Trail to honor Peter and Rhonda Long for their donation to the Bruce Trail Association.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Bon Echo

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 4/9/2018

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsLorraine Douglas - Burlington, ON

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A plaque located along the Bruce Trail to honor Lorraine Douglas.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Bon Echo

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 4/9/2018

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsState Employees - Atlantic City Expressway, NJ

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Stately memorial to those who died in the performance of their duties on the Atlantic City Expressway.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: New Jersey

date approved: 4/7/2018

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsCarry Hauser - Wien, Austria

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Österreichischer Maler, Bühnenbildner und Dichter / Austrian painter, stage designer and poet

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching

location: Wien, Austria

date approved: 4/6/2018

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsM.H Stougaard - Huntsville, TX

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Along the walkway, from the Wigwam Neosho Trading Post to the Raven's Nest Pottery Shed, a small monument recognizes a local horticulturalist.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 4/4/2018

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsHon. Eugene Riley Berry - Huntsville, TX

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One of two memorials on the steps of the Sam Houston Memorial Museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 4/4/2018

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsMrs. Hattie Greer Ball - Huntsville, TX

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One of two memorials on the steps of the Sam Houston Memorial Museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 4/3/2018

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsPatrick Lee Callahan - Labadie, MO

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This tombstone looking marker is located next to the Old Train Depot, now antique store.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 4/3/2018

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsCharles Bennion - Bradgate Park, Leicestershire

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A rock at the south side of Bradegate Park with a memorial plaque to Charles Bennion who purchased the park in 1928 and donated it in trust to the good people of the City and County of Leicester.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/1/2018

last visited: never

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