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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 MemorialsHubert Jacob Prichard - Eugene Masonic Cemetery - Eugene, OR

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    This memorial fountain is located in the heart of Eugene Masonic Cemetery.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

    location: Oregon

    date approved: 12/20/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsCaptain Arthur Phillip Monument - Manly, Australia

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    The memorial to Captain Arthur Phillip is located on West Esplanade near Manly Wharf.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

    location: Australian Capital Territory, Australia

    date approved: 12/20/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsPioneer Sundial - Long Beach, CA

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    A sundial located on the grounds of Rancho Los Cerritos.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

    location: California

    date approved: 12/19/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsIda Aletta Johnson - Polson, MT

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    The First Presbyterian Church is located two blocks south of Highway 93, across from Linderman Elementary School on 4th Avenue East and a block east of the Post Office.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

    location: Montana

    date approved: 12/19/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsEd Storey, Cheyenne Frontier Days - Cheyenne, WY

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    Monument dedicated to Ed Storey, who created the 'The Heels' who work to keep the Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo going

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1

    location: Wyoming

    date approved: 12/17/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsPierre Jay - Boston, MA

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    A tablet honoring the first Massachusetts Banking Commissioner, Pierre Jay, is located in a narrow hallway just inside the General Hooker Entrance of the Massachusetts State House at 24 Beacon Street in Boston, MA.

    posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

    location: Massachusetts

    date approved: 12/17/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsHenry Bradford Endicott - Boston, MA

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    A tablet honoring Henry Bradford Endicott is located on the stairway in Nurses Hall in the Massachusetts State House at 24 Beacon Street, Boston, MA.

    posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

    location: Massachusetts

    date approved: 12/16/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsFrank H. Parker, M.D. & Marian Parker - Boston, MA

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    A tablet honoring Frank H. Parker, M.D. and his wife Marian Parker is located in Nurses Hall in the Massachusetts State House at 24 Beacon Street, Boston, MA.

    posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

    location: Massachusetts

    date approved: 12/15/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsCharles Bulfinch - Boston, MA

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    A memorial plaque to the famous architect Charles Bulfinch is located in Doric Hall of the Massachusetts State House at 24 Beacon Street, Boston, MA.

    posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

    location: Massachusetts

    date approved: 12/14/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsSr. Tpr. Ralph C. Springer - Jackson County, Oregon

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    Memorial to a police officer killed in an airplane crash

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ddtfamily

    location: Oregon

    date approved: 12/12/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsBoynton G. Paige - Philipsburg, MT

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    This memorial plaque to Boynton Paige is mounted on a small brick wall on the north side of Broadway Street in Philipsburg, west of Montgomery Street.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

    location: Montana

    date approved: 12/12/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsVilem Petrzelka - Brno, Czech Republic

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    CZ: pamatnik Vilema Patrzelky // EN: Citizen Memorial Vilem Patrzelka

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

    location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

    date approved: 12/10/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsYvonne Allen Jenkins - Graham-Argyle Cemetery - Argyle, TX

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    A citizen's memorial to Yvonne Allen Jenkins, onetime Argyle mayor and a major mover and shaker in town, stands inside historic Graham-Argyle Cemetery, Argyle, TX.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

    location: Texas

    date approved: 12/10/2014

    last visited: 11/23/2014

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    Citizen MemorialsSigridur Tomasdottir - Iceland

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    This memorial is located near Gullfoss, Iceland's most magnificent waterfalls.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

    location: Iceland

    date approved: 12/10/2014

    last visited: 6/19/2014

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    Citizen MemorialsThis Fountain - Soledad, CA

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    A plaque dedicated to many people at Mission Soledad.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

    location: California

    date approved: 12/9/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsGedenkstein , Mariental, Niedersachsen

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    Am Ortseingang der Gemeinde Mariental im Kreis Helmstedt befindet sich ein seltenes Denkmal. Am Ende eines sich verjüngenden Gleises steht ein großer runder schwarzer Stein, einem Eisenbahnrad nachempfunden.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bolle007

    location: Niedersachsen, Germany

    date approved: 12/9/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsWayne Williams - San Luis Obispo, CA

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    A plaque near the front of the mission.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

    location: California

    date approved: 12/8/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsVirgo Maria Bell - San Luis Obispo, CA

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    A plaque behind the San Luis Obispo Mission.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

    location: California

    date approved: 12/8/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsFray Junipero Serra - San Luis Obispo, CA

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    A plaque behind the San Luis Obispo Mission.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

    location: California

    date approved: 12/8/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsEdith Cavell - Norwich, Norfolk, England

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    Edith Cavell was a British nurse. Celebrated for saving the lives of soldiers from both sides without discrimination and in helping some 200 Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium during the First World War.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

    location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

    date approved: 12/6/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsBrittheny R. Varner - Bella Vista AR

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    This plaque is located in a small area at the entrance to Tanyard Creek Park. It celebrates the life of a child cut too short by a senseless tragedy.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Where's George

    location: Arkansas

    date approved: 12/6/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsJan Gajdos - Brno, Czech Republic

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    CZ: pametni deska Jana Gajdose // EN: Citizen Memorial Jan Gajdos

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

    location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

    date approved: 12/6/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsEduard Milen - Brno, Czech Republic

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    CZ: pametni deska Eduarda Milena // EN: Citizen Memorials Eduard Milen

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

    location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

    date approved: 12/6/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsOrinda G. Giannini - Soledad, CA

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    A plaque at the bace of an El Camino Real Bell at the Soledad Mission.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

    location: California

    date approved: 12/5/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsPamatnik Antonín Benjamin Svojsík - Slavkov u Brna, Czech Republic

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    CZ: památník A. B. Svojsika // EN: Citizen Memorial of A. B. Svojsik

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

    location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

    date approved: 12/3/2014

    last visited: never

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