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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 MemorialsCarlo Andrea Dondero - Volcano, CA

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A marker to Carlo Andrea Dondero.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 2/20/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsMary Kinnersly - Kidsgrove, Stafforshire.

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This memorial plaque commemorates Mary Kinnersly who gifted the school house.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/19/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsEdouard RICHER - Noirmoutier, FRANCE

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Plaque souvenir "A la mémoire d'Edouard RICHER, écrivain et philosophe né à Noirmoutier.1790/1834"

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member lynx36

location: Pays de la Loire, France

date approved: 2/18/2017

last visited: 2/14/2017

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Citizen MemorialsIlliam Y Radlagh - Ramsey, Isle of Man

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Plaque on Court Row in Ramsey, Isle of Man.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Mike_bjm

location: Isle of Man

date approved: 2/18/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsRt Hon Lord Stafford - Hanchurch, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

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This memorial stone commemorates the Rt Hon Lord Stafford who donated the land that is Hanchurch Hills.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/18/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsSir James Hill Baronet And Lady Hill - Allerton, UK

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This memorial stone commemorates Sir James Hill and Lady Hill who donated the land that forms Ladyhill Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/17/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsThe Citizens of Saratoga - Saratoga, CA

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A commemorative plaque located in Blaney Plaza in downtown Saratoga.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 2/17/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsPioneer Stage Drivers - Siskiyou County, CA

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Pioneer Bridge and a stone memorial were erected in 1931 as a tribute to the stage drivers along this pass in the late 1800s. This portion of the highway is along the old Highway 99.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 2/16/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsBradford Ripley Alden - Hornbrook, CA

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This citizen memorial resides with two other monuments as you enter Hornbrook.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 2/16/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsDavid Kennison - Chicago, IL

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David Kennison- Last Survivor of the Boston Tea Party.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Illinois

date approved: 2/15/2017

last visited: 6/24/2011

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Citizen MemorialsCharles Bukowski - Andernach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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Childhood home of Charles Bukowski in Andernach, Rhineland-Paltinate, Germany.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 2/14/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsMr. and Mrs. W.H. Young - Goodlett Cemetery - Wheatland, TX

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A simple memorial plaque to Mr. and Mrs. William H. Young stands at their headstone in the historic Goodlett Cemetery, Wheatland, TX. There is a story behind this memorial.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 2/14/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsFrancis Anderson Calder - Custom House Square - Belfast

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Francis Calder Commemorative Fountain - The founder of the USPCA is remembered in Custom House Square.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Ulster, Ireland

date approved: 2/13/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsLieut. John Shortland R.N., Newcastle, NSW

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This 'plaque' commemorates the landing at "Coal River" in 1797 by Lieutenant John Shortland ([British] Royal Navy).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 2/13/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsGuglielmo Marconi - Valletta, Malta

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A marble and bronze plaque in the Upper Barrakka Gardens is erected to honor the famous Italian-Irish electrical engineer, Guglielmo Marconi.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Malta

date approved: 2/12/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsPioneer men and women of Ione - Ione, CA

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A plaque in a park in Ione, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 2/11/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsAlbert Einstein - Valletta, Malta

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A marble and bronze plaque in the Upper Barrakka Gardens is erected to honor the world famous theoretical physicist, Albert Einstein.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Malta

date approved: 2/9/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsAnthony Caminetti - Jackson, CA

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A memorial in Jackson, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 2/8/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsMcLarnon, McCabe and Doherty - Linden Street, off Lower Falls Road - Belfast

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A plaque to commemorate the deaths of three people killed by the Crown forces in 1981.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Ulster, Ireland

date approved: 2/6/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsJanice Elaine Landrum Serrill - Matagorda, TX

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Located directly across from the Matagorda Cemetery enterance, this granite monument honors a local resident through the donation of land.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 2/5/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsJimbo and Hugo - McPeakes, Springfield Rd. - Belfast

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A plaque on corner of Springfield & Falls Roads, Belfast, dedicated to Jimbo and Hugo.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Ulster, Ireland

date approved: 2/5/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsEdward Forbes F.R.S. - Douglas, Isle of Man

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Plaque is on the civic buildings in Ridgeway Street, Douglas, marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of Edward Forbes FRS on 12 Feb 1815.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Mike_bjm

location: Isle of Man

date approved: 2/5/2017

last visited: 2/18/2017

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Citizen MemorialsNancy Ethie Eagleton -- McCamey TX

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The citizen memorial for Nancy Eagleton, a valued community member in this small town

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/5/2017

last visited: 12/26/2016

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Citizen MemorialsRobert Corry - Elmwood Hall - Belfast

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A memorial mosaic to Robert Corry, at the entrance to the former Elmwood Presbyterian church on University Road, Belfast.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Ulster, Ireland

date approved: 2/5/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsHarold Gathorne-Hardy - Low Moor, UK

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This granite obelisk with a drinking fountain on each sided was erected in 1885 to commemorate Harold Gathorne-Hardy who was connected with a nearby ironworks.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/4/2017

last visited: never

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