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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 MemorialsAnne Harris Larew & Phoebe Todd Harris - Fayetteville AR

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    This beautiful modern-style fountain resides on the southern side of First Christian Church. It is dedicated to two members of the church who have passed on.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Where's George

    location: Arkansas

    date approved: 8/21/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsWilliam Offield - Balhinch, Montgomery County, IN

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    In 1821, William Offield built a cabin on a creek, (later known as Offield's Creek), four miles southwest of the future site of Crawfordsville, Indiana in an area now known as Balhinch.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

    location: Indiana

    date approved: 8/19/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsJanelle Y. Hembree Alumni House - University of Arkansas - Fayetteville AR

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    This multi-million dollar alumni facility is both beautiful and functional. It serves as a gathering place before and after Razorback games in the adjacent stadium.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Where's George

    location: Arkansas

    date approved: 8/19/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsWilliam R. and Jo Ella Toller Celebration Tower - Alumni Center - Fayetteville AR

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    This beautiful and functional bell tower is the centerpiece of the Alumni Center, directly adjacent to Razorback Stadium.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Where's George

    location: Arkansas

    date approved: 8/19/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsWilliam R. "Bill" Ferrell Alumni Courtyard - Fayetteville AR

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    This beautiful and relaxing courtyard resides just inside the outer overhang of the Alumni Center, adjacent to Razorback Stadium.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Where's George

    location: Arkansas

    date approved: 8/19/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsOrville Henry - University of Arkansas - Fayetteville AR

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    One of twelve plaques dedicated to supporters of the Razorback sports program. These are all located in a cluster under the gigantic scoreboard at the north end of Reynolds Stadium.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Where's George

    location: Arkansas

    date approved: 8/19/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsWillard and Pat Walker - University of Arkansas - Fayetteville Arkansas

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    One of twelve plaques dedicated to supporters of the Razorback sports program. These are all located in a cluster under the gigantic scoreboard at the north end of Reynolds Stadium.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Where's George

    location: Arkansas

    date approved: 8/19/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsFred and Mary Smith - University of Arkansas - Fayetteville AR

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    One of twelve plaques dedicated to supporters of the Razorback sports program. These are all located in a cluster under the gigantic scoreboard at the north end of Reynolds Stadium.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Where's George

    location: Arkansas

    date approved: 8/19/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsJackson T. Stephens - University of Arkansas - Fayetteville AR

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    One of twelve plaques dedicated to supporters of the Razorback sports program. These are all located in a cluster under the gigantic scoreboard at the north end of Reynolds Stadium.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Where's George

    location: Arkansas

    date approved: 8/19/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsGeorge and Boyce Billingsley - University of Arkansas - Fayetteville, Arkansas

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    One of twelve plaques dedicated to supporters of the Razorback sports program. These are all located in a cluster under the gigantic scoreboard at the north end of Reynolds Stadium.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Where's George

    location: Arkansas

    date approved: 8/19/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsDr. Frank Oldham, Jr. - University of Arkansas - Fayetteville, Arkansas

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    One of twelve plaques dedicated to supporters of the Razorback sports program. These are all located in a cluster under the gigantic scoreboard at the north end of Reynolds Stadium.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Where's George

    location: Arkansas

    date approved: 8/19/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsLeota Keeton Memorial Rose Bush - West Fork AR

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    This wonderful red rose bush, dedicated to the memory of a long-time church member, is planted at the base of the church sign.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Where's George

    location: Arkansas

    date approved: 8/18/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsChaplain Walter Colton, U.S.N., 1787-1851 - Monterey, CA

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    A plaque to Chaplain Walter Colton.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

    location: California

    date approved: 8/18/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsGuy M. Bradley - Everglades National Park

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    This Citizen Memorial is at the Flamingo Visitor Center in Everglades National Park.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Peter and Gloria

    location: Florida

    date approved: 8/18/2014

    last visited: 2/2/2012

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    Citizen MemorialsMemorial Church Sign - West Fork AR

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    This beautiful field-rock church sign is dedicated to 4 previous pastors of this church, who have served over the years.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Where's George

    location: Arkansas

    date approved: 8/17/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsTed and Alice Baker Memorial Flagpole - West Fork AR

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    This small memorial plaque rests beneath a flagpole in front of the West Fork Fire Department - Main & McDonald in downtown West Fork.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Where's George

    location: Arkansas

    date approved: 8/17/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsCarl G. Martin Memorial Flagpole - West Fork AR

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    This small plaque, at the base of the church's flagpole, honors a long-time church member.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Where's George

    location: Arkansas

    date approved: 8/17/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsJacob Vander Velde Memorial Flagpole - Emporia, Ks.

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    This black marble plaque and 25-foot flagpole are on the west lawn of the First Presbyterian Church - 802 N Commercial in Emporia, Ks.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

    location: Kansas

    date approved: 8/17/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsWill Rogers - Higgins, TX

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    In memory of his stay in this area

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Texas

    date approved: 8/17/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsRose Rhyner - Soledad, CA

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    A plaque by the Soledad Mission.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

    location: California

    date approved: 8/17/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsSallie Rutherford Thaler - Soledad, CA

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    A plaque to Sallie Rutherford Thaler in Soledad, CA.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

    location: California

    date approved: 8/16/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsCarl N Karcher & Margret M Karcher - San Diego, 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: 8/13/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsVictims of the Nazi Occupation - Prague, Czech Republic

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    This plaque is located on the corner of Petschek Palace and commemorates the Czech resistance and the victims of Reinhard Heydrich's courts martial.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

    location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

    date approved: 8/13/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsHarry L. Bentley - San Diego, CA

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    This flagpole memorial is located on the top of Mt. Soledad.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

    location: California

    date approved: 8/13/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsAgoston Haraszthy - San Diego, CA

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    This Memorial is located in San Diego's Balboa Park.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

    location: California

    date approved: 8/13/2014

    last visited: 7/22/2014

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