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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 MemorialsJohn F. Mobley - Kamloops, BC

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    This small plinth and plaque are on the lawn beside the walkway leading through Memorial Park in downtown Kamloops.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

    location: British Columbia, Canada

    date approved: 9/1/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsColonel George Claghorn - New Bedford, MA

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    This Monument is located along the waterfront in New Bedford.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Metro2

    location: Massachusetts

    date approved: 9/1/2014

    last visited: 7/10/2010

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    Citizen MemorialsJames Craig - Edinburgh, Scotland

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    This marker honoring architect James Craig is located on the Old Observatory House, which he designed, on Calton Hill in Edinburgh, Scotland.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

    location: Southern Scotland, United Kingdom

    date approved: 8/31/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsJane Haining - Edinburgh, Scotland

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    A metal plaque honoring Jane Haining is attached to the Democracie Cairn (also known as the Scottish Freedom Cairn) on Calton Hill in Edinburgh, Scotland.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

    location: Southern Scotland, United Kingdom

    date approved: 8/31/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsPearl Street Mall Sundial - Boulder, CO

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    This sundial is in honor of William D. Carter.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

    location: Colorado

    date approved: 8/30/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsSir Arthur Conan Doyle - Edinburgh, Scotland

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    This statue of famous fictional detective Sherlock Holmes was placed in memory of author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It is located in Picardy Place in Edinburgh, Scotland.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

    location: Southern Scotland, United Kingdom

    date approved: 8/30/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsDennis Cole - Louisville, CO

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    This marker is dedicated to Dennis Cole.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

    location: Colorado

    date approved: 8/30/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsWalter Rodman - Cedarville, CA

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    This flagpole and dedicated plaque are located at Cedarville Park and near a California Historic Landmark.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

    location: California

    date approved: 8/30/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsAnna May (Gross) Portwood - DeWitt, MO

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    Born in De Witt in 1910

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Missouri

    date approved: 8/28/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsW.M. Claunch - Oak Branch Cemetery - Ellis County, TX

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    A memorial to cemetery benefactor William M. Claunch stands in Oak Branch Cemetery, in rural Ellis County, TX, between Maypearl and Waxahachie. In 1875, Claunch donated land for this cemetery, a Methodist church, and a church campground.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

    location: Texas

    date approved: 8/28/2014

    last visited: 8/28/2014

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    Citizen MemorialsStephen Tyng Mather Monument -- Main Ranger Station, N Rim Grand Canyon AZ

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    A simple bronze plaque on a boulder stands as a memorial to the man who created the policies that shape our National Park Service and served as its first director.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

    location: Arizona

    date approved: 8/26/2014

    last visited: 8/27/2014

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    Citizen MemorialsErna Schlüter — Oldenburg (Oldb), Germany

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    Small plaque at the birthplace of Erna Schlüter (1904 - 1969), German dramatic soprano

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member prussel

    location: Niedersachsen, Germany

    date approved: 8/26/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsGeorge Robert White Memorial - Boston, MA

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    The George Robert White Memorial is located in the north west corner of the Boston Public Garden in Boston, MA.

    posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

    location: Massachusetts

    date approved: 8/26/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsRoosevelt Point Plaque -- Roosevelt Point, N Rim Grand Canyon AZ

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    A plaque naming this vantage point over the Grand Canyon in honor of President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt, the President who is the "father of our national parks"

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

    location: Arizona

    date approved: 8/25/2014

    last visited: 8/26/2014

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    Citizen MemorialsJohn Charles de Menezes - Clapham Road, London, UK

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    Jean Charles de Menezes was shot and killed by London's Metropolitan police, on a tube train at Stockwell underground station, on 22nd July 2005. A permanent memorial was created at the station on 7th January 2010.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

    location: London, United Kingdom

    date approved: 8/25/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsBOR Memorial to those who died building Glen Cyn Dam -- Page AZ

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    A subtle yet touching memorial by the US Bureau of Reclamation to the men who died while building the Glen Canyon Dam stands in a place of honor in front of the Carl Hayden Visitor center at the dam.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

    location: Arizona

    date approved: 8/25/2014

    last visited: 8/26/2014

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    Citizen MemorialsTeddy Roosevelt Memorial -- Kaibab National Forest Visitor Center, Jacob Lake AZ

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    A heartfelt memorial to Teddy Roosevelt, who established the Grand Canyon as a national game preserve in 1906, the father of our national parks

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

    location: Arizona

    date approved: 8/24/2014

    last visited: 8/26/2014

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    Citizen MemorialsDr C W Love, McColl, SC, USA

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    Dr C W Love was a local dentist that was a home town guy who returned home to practice dentistry. He was a big benefactor of many civic projects in this town,

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker

    location: South Carolina

    date approved: 8/23/2014

    last visited: 8/23/2014

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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 Premium 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 Premium 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 Premium 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 Premium 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 Premium 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 Premium Member Where's George

    location: Arkansas

    date approved: 8/19/2014

    last visited: never

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