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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 MemorialsGraham H. Childress - Fort Worth Stockyards - Fort Worth, TX

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Rancher and philanthropist Graham H. Childress is honored with a star on the Texas Trail of Fame in the Fort Worth Stockyards, Fort Worth, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 7/30/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsBraswell Rose Garden - Angleton, TX

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A small plaque honoring a local resident for the attention he showed to a patch of earth at the Brazoria County Courthouse.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 7/29/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsElmer McConnell - Delhi, ON

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Plaque dedicated to local conservationist

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member stinger503

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 7/29/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsJames D. Farmer - Fort Worth Stockyards - Fort Worth, TX

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Cattleman James D. Farmer is honored with a star on the Texas Trail of Fame in the Fort Worth Stockyards, Fort Worth, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 7/29/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsTad Lucas - Fort Worth Stockyards - Fort Worth, TX

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Cowgirl and trick rider Tad Lucas is honored with a star on the Texas Trail of Fame in the Fort Worth Stockyards, Fort Worth, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 7/28/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsRobert "Goose" Johnson - Fargo, North Dakota

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This memorial stone, flower bed, and grove of spruce trees honour Robert D. Johnson.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PM8

location: North Dakota

date approved: 7/27/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsCharles McFarland - Fort Worth Stockyards - Fort Worth, TX

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Cattleman and stock show pioneer Charles McFarland is honored with a star on the Texas Trail of Fame in the Fort Worth Stockyards, Fort Worth, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 7/27/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsFive Civilized Tribes - Fort Worth Stockyards - Fort Worth, TX

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The "Five Civilized Tribes" -- the Cherokee, the Choctaw, the Muscogee (Creek), the Chickasaw, and the Seminole -- are honored with a star on the Texas Trail of Fame in the Fort Worth Stockyards, Fort Worth, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 7/27/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsNancy Lee & Perry Bass - Fort Worth Stockyards - Fort Worth, TX

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To call them "Fort Worth preservationists" is an understatement, but Nancy Lee and Perry Bass are both honored with a star on the Texas Trail of Fame in the Fort Worth Stockyards, Fort Worth, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 7/27/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsStylle Read - Fort Worth Stockyards - Fort Worth, TX

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Artist Stylle Read is honored with a star on the Texas Trail of Fame in the Fort Worth Stockyards, Fort Worth, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 7/27/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsAmanda Burks - Fort Worth Stockyards - Fort Worth, TX

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Rancher and trail driver, Amanda Burks, is honored with a star on the Texas Trail of Fame in the Fort Worth Stockyards, Fort Worth, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 7/27/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsThose Lost to HIV/AIDS, to the Caregivers Who Eased Their Passing, and to Those Who Live With the Presence of Their Absence — Vancouver, BC

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This memorial honours those who have died because of AIDS/HIV, those who took care of them, and those who feel the loss.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 7/26/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsReverend R.J. Berlis - Cavendish PEI

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Established in 1835, Cavendish Cemetery was initially a Presbyterian Cemetery on the grounds of the Cavendish Presbyterian Church.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Prince Edward Island, Canada

date approved: 7/25/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsJesse Owens - Danville, AL

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James Cleveland "Jesse" Owens (September 12, 1913 – March 31, 1980) was an American track and field athlete and four-time Olympic gold medalist in the 1936 games.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

location: Alabama

date approved: 7/24/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsJesse Cleveland Owens - Danville, AL

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Jesse Cleveland Owens won four gold medals in the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

location: Alabama

date approved: 7/24/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsFriend Family - San Francisco, CA

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A plaque by the playground in the San Francisco Zoo.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 7/24/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsPlaque Lucien Collin (Hasselt), Limburg / Belgium

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Gedenkplaat Luitenant Lucien Collin // Plaque Lucien Collin

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Iris & Harry

location: Limburg, Belgium

date approved: 7/24/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsVirginia Robertson - Winnipeg, Manitoba

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A small plaque affixed to a boulder in front of the Kirkfield-Westwood Community Centre on Sansome Avenue.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PM8

location: Manitoba, Canada

date approved: 7/24/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsRéjean Gadoury - Saint-Jean-de-Matha, QC

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This memorial sign honoring Réjean Gadoury is located near his resting place at the lookout of the Auberge de la Montagne Coupée in Saint-Jean-de-Matha, Lanaudière, Québec.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 7/23/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsCarroll Soo-Hoo - San Francisco, CA

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A memorial to Carroll Soo-Hoo at the San Francisco Zoo.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 7/22/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsReverend William Meek - Spring Brook, PEI

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Built in 1877, St. Thomas' Anglican replaced the original 1829 St. Thomas' Church, remaining in use to this day.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Prince Edward Island, Canada

date approved: 7/21/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsHerb Jeffries - Fort Worth Stockyards - Fort Worth, TX

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Entertainer Herb Jeffries is honored with a star on the Texas Trail of Fame in the Fort Worth Stockyards, Fort Worth, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 7/21/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsPhilip Danforth Armour - Fort Worth Stockyards - Fort Worth, TX

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Meatpacking baron Philip Danforth Armour is honored with a star on the Texas Trail of Fame in the Fort Worth Stockyards, Fort Worth, TX. Some of Armour's old operation can still be seen at the east end of the street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 7/20/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsRobert J. Kleberg, Sr. - Fort Worth Stockyards - Fort Worth, TX

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Ranching legend Robert J. Kleberg, Sr. is honored with a star on the Texas Trail of Fame in the Fort Worth Stockyards, Fort Worth, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 7/20/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsCabeza de Vaca - Fort Worth Stockyards - Fort Worth, TX

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Spanish explorer Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca is honored with a star on the Texas Trail of Fame in the Fort Worth Stockyards, Fort Worth, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 7/20/2016

last visited: never

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