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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 MemorialsThose Who Lost Their Lives - Fernie, British Columbia

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This Workmen Memorial is in front of the Fernie City Hall. Occupying an entire city block between 3rd and 4th Avenues and 5th and 6th Streets, the memorial is centered in a park-like setting.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/19/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsDonald Shand - Armidale Regional Airport, Armidale, NSW

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Mr Shand (1904 - 1976) was a 'driving force' in the planning of the Armidale Airport, and is commemorated in this Airport.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 8/19/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsThose Who Lost Their Lives - Sparwood, British Columbia

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The Miners Memorial Wall is near the Sparwood's Titan Truck near the Visitors Center.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/19/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsAll Coal Miners - Sparwood, British Columbia

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The memorial for All Coal Miners who lost their lives is in Centennial Square across the street from Pharmasave.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/19/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsChris Fennewald - Sacred Heart Church - Troy, MO

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Father of a Sister (Nun) who was principle here when the school moved to this site. Good grief not more please read all of it.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 8/14/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsFreymuth Family - Sacred Heart Catholic Church - Troy, MO

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All three are interred in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery on 3rd St., Troy

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 8/14/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsDorothea Dix - Boston, MA

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A monument honoring social reformer Dorothea Dix is located on the hallway wall outside Doric Hall in the Massachusetts State House at 24 Beacon Street, Boston, MA.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 8/13/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsCaesarius von Heisterbach - Königswinter, NRW, Germany

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Memorial monument for the most famous monk of monastery Heisterbach.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member argus1972

location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

date approved: 8/12/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsJohann Hochstätter - Ölender, Königswinter, NRW, Germany

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Commemorative table for Johann Hochstätter who died at this place.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member argus1972

location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

date approved: 8/11/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsLucy Stone - Boston, MA

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A monument honoring Lucy Stone is located on the hallway wall outside Doric Hall in the Massachusetts State House at 24 Beacon Street, Boston, MA.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 8/11/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsRobert & Mary Welch - Silex, MO

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Church renewed and dedicated to this couple

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 8/11/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsGranville H. Oury - Florence, AZ

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Capt. Granville Henderson Oury was a District Judge in New Mexico, Confederate Soldier and member of Congress from Arizona.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member rjmcdonough1

location: Arizona

date approved: 8/10/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsSarah Parker Remond - Boston, MA

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A monument honoring abolitionist Sarah Parker Remond is located on the hallway wall outside Doric Hall in the Massachusetts State House at 24 Beacon Street, Boston, MA.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 8/10/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsFlorence Luscomb - Boston, MA

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A monument honoring women rights activist Florence Luscomb is located on the hallway wall outside Doric Hall in the Massachusetts State House at 24 Beacon Street, Boston, MA.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 8/9/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsMary Kenney O'Sullivan - Boston, MA

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A monument honoring union organizer and woman's rights activist Mary Kenney O'Sullivan is located on the hallway wall outside Doric Hall in the Massachusetts State House at 24 Beacon Street, Boston, MA.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 8/8/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsChristopher L. Lee - Simcoe, ON

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Memorial dedicated to the Lynn Valley Trail founder

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member stinger503

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 8/7/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsJosephine St. Pierre Ruffin - Boston, MA

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A monument honoring publisher and civil right's leader Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin is located on the hallway wall outside Doric Hall in the Massachusetts State House at 24 Beacon Street, Boston, MA.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 8/7/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsCharles E. Lewis - Powell, Wyoming

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Charles E. Lewis Law Enforcement Center is located at 250 N. Clark Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Wyoming

date approved: 8/7/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsWilliam and Elsie Wiedoewer - Holstein, MO

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Entrance to the NEW Immanuel Cemetery

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 8/7/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsMr & Mrs Orrin Schoppenhorst - Holstein, MO

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Marker on the church marquee

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 8/5/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsBruce Phair - Rutherford, ON

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Plaque dedicated to local Councillor

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member stinger503

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 8/5/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsEdwin F. Hall Memorial - Florence, ON

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Pathway dedicated to local man

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member stinger503

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 8/5/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsFryxell Overlook - LaCrosse, WA

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An overlook to an American educator.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: Washington

date approved: 8/5/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsDoris Baxendale - Lovell, Wyoming

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The Doris Baxendale dedicated flower display is located in Mural Park at the corner of E. Main Street and Nevada Avenue.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Wyoming

date approved: 8/4/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsHellman Gazebo - Tonkawa, OK

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This gazebo honors Bill F. Hellmann, a long-time member of the faculty of Northern Oklahoma College.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 8/4/2017

last visited: never

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