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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 MemorialsW. George Allen - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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W. George Allen is the first African-American graduate of the University of Florida.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Florida

date approved: 2/9/2016

last visited: 12/29/2015

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Citizen MemorialsAssociated Senior Action Program Volunteers - San Juan Capistrano, CA

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This monument is located about a block away from Mission San Juan Capistrano.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 2/9/2016

last visited: 5/3/2013

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Citizen MemorialsBilly Bob Thornton - Hollywood, CA

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Billy Bob Thornton is an American actor, filmmaker and singer-songwriter

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 2/9/2016

last visited: 7/27/2014

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Citizen MemorialsChris Evert - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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Chris Evert is a former professional tennis star.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Florida

date approved: 2/9/2016

last visited: 12/29/2015

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Citizen MemorialsCarl N. Karcher and Margret M. Karcher - Santa Ana, CA

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This plaque is inside the Carls Jr. on the wall facing the cashier.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 2/9/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsLisa Frost - Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

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Lisa Frost who lived in RSM died while on flight 175 that hit the South Tower on 9/11.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 2/9/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsHospital Volunteers - Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra

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The monument was erected by the Rotary Club D'Andorra on the terrace of the Hospital Nostra Senyora de Meritxell in Escaldes-Engordany.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: Andorra

date approved: 2/9/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsAimé de Lemud — Thionville, France

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Plaque referring to the birthplace of the French painter, engraver, lithographer and sculptor François-Joseph-Aimé Georges de Lemud (1816 - 1887)

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member prussel

location: Lorraine, France

date approved: 2/8/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsHarrison Ford - Hollywood, CA

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Harrison Ford is an American actor.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 2/7/2016

last visited: 7/27/2014

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Citizen MemorialsRobert G. Fowler Plaque - Yuma, AZ

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A historic spot for aviation in Arizona.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Arizona

date approved: 2/6/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsCharles Lindbergh - Forest Park - St. Louis, MO

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Plaque inside the Jefferson Memorial (now called the Missouri History Museum)

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 2/5/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsJimmy Evert - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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Jimmy Evert, the father of tennis star Chris Evert, was a tennis coach here in Ft. Lauderdale.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Florida

date approved: 2/4/2016

last visited: 12/29/2015

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Citizen MemorialsGuy Laliberté - Hollywood, CA

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Guy Laliberté is the CEO of Cirque du Soleil.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 2/3/2016

last visited: 7/27/2014

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Citizen MemorialsKevin Costner - Hollywood, CA

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Kevin Costner is an American actor and filmmaker.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 2/3/2016

last visited: 7/27/2014

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Citizen MemorialsJohn and Samuel Eddy - Plymouth, MA

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Located near Plymouth's Brewster Garden Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 2/3/2016

last visited: 7/10/2010

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Citizen MemorialsThomas Anthony Forster - San Juan Capistrano, CA

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This plaque is located in front of the O'Neill Museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 2/2/2016

last visited: 5/3/2013

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Citizen MemorialsWilliam Wrigley, Jr. - Santa Catalina, CA

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Located on the grounds of the Wrigley Botanical Gardens on Catalina Island.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 2/2/2016

last visited: 4/20/2013

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Citizen MemorialsHenri Lévy — Thionville, France

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Memorial for Henri Lévy (1883 - 1942), who was rabbi of the district Thionville from 1921 to 1939

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member prussel

location: Lorraine, France

date approved: 2/1/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsCharles Louis Auguste Fouquet de Belle-Isle — Metz, France

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A commemorative plate on the forecourt of the opera house of Metz, honouring the statesman and Marshal of France Charles Louis Auguste Fouquet de Belle-Isle (1684 - 1761)

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member prussel

location: Lorraine, France

date approved: 2/1/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsJUDr. Jan Haluza - Ujezd u Brna, Czech Republic

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CS: Památník JUDr. Jan Haluza // EN: memorial JUDr. Jan Haluza

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 2/1/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsFrances Handly Bowers - Huntsville, TX

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Bronze sculpture on the campus of Sam Houston University dedicated to Frances Handley Bowers wife of Elliott T. Bowers, 9th president of Sam Houston State University.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 2/1/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsJohn W. Addis Jr. - Vanderbilt, Pennsylvania

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This Memorial is located at the Vanderbilt Borough Building (716 Main Street, State Route 201) in Vanderbilt Borough, Fayette County, Pennsylvania

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member outdoorboy34

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 1/31/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsDr. Kazuo Inamori - San Diego, CA

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This plaque is located in San Diego's Japanese Friendship Garden.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 1/29/2016

last visited: 12/14/2015

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Citizen MemorialsFrantišek Šarapatka - Praha, Czech republic

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Memorial to František Šarapatka, who was killed on this place in May 1945.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 1/29/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsJan Krasanovský - Praha, Czech republic

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Memorial to Jan Krasanovský, who was killed on this place in May 1945.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 1/29/2016

last visited: never

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