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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 not make this photo your ‘default waymark image’ unless there can be no other photo.)

  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 MemorialsEmmons Blaine Window - Augusta, ME

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South Parish Congregational Church is a dramatic Gothic Revival style building, the exterior finished in granite.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Maine

date approved: 4/30/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsJames Gillespie Blaine Window - Augusta, ME

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South Parish Congregational Church is a dramatic Gothic Revival style building, the exterior finished in granite.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Maine

date approved: 4/30/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsHugh Taylor Birch - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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Birch donated land for a state park in the area which is now named after him.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Florida

date approved: 4/29/2016

last visited: 12/29/2015

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Citizen MemorialsDaniel Caldwell Stanwood Window - Augusta, ME

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South Parish Congregational Church is a dramatic Gothic Revival style building, the exterior finished in granite.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Maine

date approved: 4/29/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsStephen Tyng Mather - Volcano, HI

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A plaque infront of the Hawaii's Volcanoes National Park Visitor Center.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Hawaii

date approved: 4/29/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsRev. Oliver Perry Davis - Cooper County, MO

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N. of Prairie Home and S. of Clark's Fork, Missouri

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 4/27/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsAlois Bednar - Pavlov, Czech Republic

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CS: pametni deska Alois Bednar // EN: Commemorative plaque Alois Bednar

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 4/25/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsEduardo Bergara Leumann - Buenos Aires, Argentina

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This memorial is located in the median of Avenida 9 de Julio in Buenos Aires.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Argentina

date approved: 4/24/2016

last visited: 4/18/2016

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Citizen MemorialsAugust Horch - 95213 Münchberg/Germany/BY

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EN: Commemorative plaque August Horch //CS: pametni deska August Horch

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member *Team Krombaer*

location: Bayern, Germany

date approved: 4/24/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsElihu Burritt - New Marlborough, MA

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A monument to blacksmith turned peace activist Elihu Burritt is located along Route 57 in New Marlborough, MA.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/23/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsJosef Hybes - Brno, Czech Republic

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CS: pametni deska Josef Hybes // EN: Commemorative plaque Josef Hybes

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 4/22/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsRitter & Foard Clock - Chesapeake City, MD

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A clock that is dedicated to two life long friends.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 4/22/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsWilliam Henry Steeves - Hillsborough, NB

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A native of Hillsborough, William Henry Steeves was another of our Fathers of Confederation.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: New Brunswick, Canada

date approved: 4/22/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsBethel Bridge Lighthouse - Chesapeake City, MD

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A small lighthouse along the C & D Canal in Chesapeake City.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 4/22/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsAdolph Kolping - Dernau, RLP / Germany

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Relief Plaque in Dernau near the church.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Iris & Harry

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 4/22/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsMémorial de l'abolition de l'esclavage - Nantes - France

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Consacré à la traite négrière à Nantes et dans le monde, à l'esclavage et à son abolition, ce lieu fut inauguré en mars 2012. Devoted to the slave trade in Nantes and in the world, slavery and its abolition, this place was opened in March 2012.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine

location: Pays de la Loire, France

date approved: 4/21/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsMichel Crepeau -La Rochelle,France

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un monument Pour l'ancien maire de la Rcohelle

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sara et gege

location: Poitou-Charentes, France

date approved: 4/21/2016

last visited: 4/21/2016

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Citizen MemorialsAnna Pammrova - Zdarec, Czech Republic

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CS: pametni deska Anna Pammrova // EN: Commemorative plaque Anna Pammrova

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 4/21/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsDavid Gale Sinclair - Jonesburg, MO

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The 3 cross and bell display as a memorial

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 4/21/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsRoseanne - Hollywood, CA

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A star for Roseanne on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 4/20/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsMary Kate and Ashley Olsen - Hollywood, CA

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The Star of Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen in Hollywood.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 4/20/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsMichelle Pfeiffer- Hollywood, CA

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Michelle Pfeiffer's star in Hollywood.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 4/20/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsWilliam Shatner - Hollywood, CA

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Shatner's star in Hollywood.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 4/20/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsJeremiah O'Donovan Rossa - St Stephen's Green, Dublin, Ireland

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This memorial to Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa is located close to the northern corner of St Stephen's Green in Dublin. Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa was an Irish Fenian leader and prominent member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Dublin, Ireland

date approved: 4/20/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsJoshua N. Cohen - Yuba Co. CA

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A small plane, over the Pacific coast, winter conditions. Coast Guard suggested only a two hour window before hypothermia. The incident occured inear Brookings, Oregon. The pilot and a pasenger both died.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sbcamper

location: California

date approved: 4/19/2016

last visited: never

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