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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 MemorialsM. L. (Cotton) Jordan, John M. Wilson, Tom Woodward - Waverly, MO

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    Remembered for their efforts in building the marina

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Missouri

    date approved: 4/23/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsJosef Suchy - Brno, Czech Republic

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    CS: pametni deska Josefa Suchého // EN: Commemorative plaques Josef Suchý

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

    location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

    date approved: 4/22/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsMax Dvorák - Hrušovany nad Jevišovkou, Czech Republic

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    Pametní deska Maxe Dvoráka / Commemorative plaque of Max Dvorák

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun

    location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

    date approved: 4/22/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsRonald Joseph Toney - Redding, CA

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    This citizen memorial resides at the entrance to J.F. Shea Company.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

    location: California

    date approved: 4/22/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsOneta Nunley - St. Paul Methodist Church Parking Lot - Clarksville, TX

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    A memorial to Oneta Nunley stands in front of the parking lot at historic St. Paul Methodist Church, 403 W Pierce St, Clarksville, TX.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

    location: Texas

    date approved: 4/22/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsL’espace Madeleine Parent, Salaberry de Valleyfield

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    En mémoire de Madeleine Parent, figure de proue des mouvements progressistes et féministes pendant plus de 70 ans. In memory of Madeleine Parent activist and trade unionist, leader of the progressive and feminist movements for 70 years.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Geuguy

    location: Quebec, Canada

    date approved: 4/21/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsFrank and Caroline Litsch - Redding, CA

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    This citizen memorial is located at the main entrance to Redding Memorial Park, a former I.O.O.F. cemetery, established in 1879.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

    location: California

    date approved: 4/21/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsJaroslav Horejc - Podskalí, Praha, CZ

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    A memorial plaque of Czech sculptor Jaroslav Horejc.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

    location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

    date approved: 4/21/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsFounder and Employees of the Southwest Missouri Electric Railway Company Memorial – Webb City, Missouri

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    Memorial honoring the founder and employees Of the Southwest Missouri Electric Railway at King Jack Park in Webb City, Missouri.

    posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

    location: Missouri

    date approved: 4/21/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsKathryn Kuhlman - Concordia, MO

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    Kathryn Johanna Kuhlman (May 9, 1907 – February 20, 1976) was an American faith healer and evangelist.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Missouri

    date approved: 4/21/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsChief of Police of Colfax CA

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    A plaque in appreciation of his service to this city.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member sbcamper

    location: California

    date approved: 4/17/2015

    last visited: 4/18/2015

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    A memorial to a local hero in Saint Thomas, Jamaica, County of Surrey.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sassainfl

    location: Jamaica

    date approved: 4/17/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsHarold T. (Bizz) Johnson - Susanville, CA

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    This citizen memorial resides next to the former Susanville Railroad Depot.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

    location: California

    date approved: 4/16/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsRobert Czada - Vranov, Czech Republic

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    CS: Památník Robert Czada // EN: Citizen Memorial of Robert Czada

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

    location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

    date approved: 4/16/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsEdward A. Filene - Boston Common, Boston, MA

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    This tablet on the edge of Boston Common is for Edward A. Filene, founder of Filene's Department Stores and founder of the credit union movement in the United States.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

    location: Massachusetts

    date approved: 4/16/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsRocketdyne Employees – Neosho, Missouri

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    Memorial honoring the former employees of a rocket engine company in Neosho, Missouri.

    posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

    location: Missouri

    date approved: 4/16/2015

    last visited: never

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    Mural memorial at the North side of the church, of a pastor who preached at the church and died in WWII.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Axel-F

    location: Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

    date approved: 4/16/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsEd. Stecklov - Klepacov, Czech Republic

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    CS: pametni deska s reliéfem Ed. Stecklov // EN: A commemorative plaque with a relief of Ed. Stecklov

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

    location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

    date approved: 4/16/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsHarold F. "Rick" Mammen Memorial – Lamar, Missouri

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    Memorial for the former University extension agent on the grounds of the Barton County Courthouse in Lamar, Missouri

    posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

    location: Missouri

    date approved: 4/16/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsGeorge and Vergie Jones - Miller Grove Cemetery - Miller Grove, TX

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    A memorial to George and Vergie Jones stands at the gate into historic Miller Grove Cemetery, in the Miller Grove community, south of Cumby, TX.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

    location: Texas

    date approved: 4/16/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsKveta Legatova - Vera Hofmanova - Podoli, Czech Republic

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    CS: pametni deska s reliéfem Kveta Legatova - Vera Hofmanova// EN: A commemorative plaque with a relief of Kveta Legatova - Vera Hofmanova

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

    location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

    date approved: 4/16/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsEvangelist Lester L. Roloff - Dawson City Park - Dawson, TX

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    A memorial to evangelist Lester L. Roloff, a Dawson native, stands in Dawson City Park at FM 709 and FM 642, Dawson, TX.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

    location: Texas

    date approved: 4/16/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsGunnlaugur Claessen - Reykjavik, Iceland

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    Gunnlaugur Claessen was the President of Iceland's Supreme Court.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

    location: Iceland

    date approved: 4/16/2015

    last visited: 6/21/2014

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    Citizen MemorialsOtto Wels Memorial - Herten, Germany

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    "You can take our lives and our freedom, but you cannot take our honour. We are defenseless but not honourless."

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member g300td

    location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

    date approved: 4/16/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsAnn Quarles Aull - Lexington Battlefield Gateway Memorial - Lexington, MO

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    On the back side of the Civil War Memorial Gateway, is two memorial stones to women who were active in the DAR and the Daughters of the Confederacy.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Missouri

    date approved: 4/16/2015

    last visited: never

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