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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 MemorialsJoseph C. Cason - Canton, MO

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    Oddly I can find things on his wife, Lindenwood graduate, Susan Ellen Cummings, in 1892; but nothing on him.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Missouri

    date approved: 4/15/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsJohn Wm & Imilda Hutsell - Moberly, MO

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    Roadside parks are disappearing. They once lined the US highways in most states...Missouri and Texas are removing them, because everyone uses Interstates, and no one stops and relaxes anymore.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Missouri

    date approved: 4/14/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsDr. Victor C. Vaughan - Huntsville, MO

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    Farm boy from here who became a famous doctor and president of the University of Michigan Medical School

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Missouri

    date approved: 4/13/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsFleet Stewart Lentz, Sr. - Mercedes TX

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    This Citizen Memorial is in the Mercedes Civic Center Park on Chapman Street at East 2nd Street in Mercedes, Texas.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Peter and Gloria

    location: Texas

    date approved: 4/10/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsBing Taylor Memorial Rose Garden - Hill House Museum - Lodi, CA

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    This memorial rose garden resides behind the Hill House Museum along Church Street in Lodi, CA.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

    location: California

    date approved: 4/10/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsDabbs Greer - Anderson, MO

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    Fishing hole, town park, and fishing tourneyment all in this local boy - turned actor - honor

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Missouri

    date approved: 4/9/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsThekla R. Wallis - Cave Springs AR

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    Not much can be found online about Ms. Wallis - only that she did, in fact, serve as mayor of this tiny community. A small municipal park has been dedicated to her service of this town by appreciative citizens.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Where's George

    location: Arkansas

    date approved: 4/7/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsFerold G. Arend - Bentonville AR

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    Placed amongst the sidewalk tiles that line this street, this plaque commemorates a kind civic deed performed by one of the early presidents of the Wal*Mart company. Directly in front of the original Walton's 5-10.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Where's George

    location: Arkansas

    date approved: 4/7/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsAlbert and Sophie Heffel - Creston, British Columbia

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    Creston & District Historical Museum is located at 219 Devon Street.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

    location: British Columbia, Canada

    date approved: 4/5/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsIrving Olex - Eisenhower Medical Center - Rancho Mirage, CA

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    This citizen memorial sculpture is located within the Eisenhower Medical Center complex and near the Dolores Hope Outpatient Center in Rancho Mirage, CA.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

    location: California

    date approved: 4/2/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsMonumento a los Descubridores - Nerja, Spain

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    The monument to the discoverers (monumento a los descubridores) is located at the entrance to the Caves of Nerja on the Costa del Sol, Spain.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

    location: Andalucía, Spain

    date approved: 4/2/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsC. Hascall Bliss - Eisenhower Medical Center - Rancho Mirage, CA

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    This citizen memorial garden is located within the Eisenhower Medical Center complex and near the Dolores Hope Outpatient Center in Rancho Mirage, CA.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

    location: California

    date approved: 4/1/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsJack Kovitz & Zaroohy & Marderos Maghakian - College of the Desert - Palm Desert, CA

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    This dedicated garden is located on the College of the Desert Campus in Palm Desert, CA.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

    location: California

    date approved: 4/1/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsThe Honourary Cranbrook Ed - Cranbrook, BC

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    Cranbrook Ed was a circus employee who, along with thirteen accomplices, initiated a jailbreak while in the town of Cranbrook, BC in 1926.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

    location: British Columbia, Canada

    date approved: 4/1/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsSteve Ambriz — Orange, CA

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    The Steve Ambriz Storytime Room is located inside the Orange Public Library & History Center.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop

    location: California

    date approved: 4/1/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsNancy Chaffee Whitaker - Whitewater Park - Rancho Mirage, CA

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    This citizen memorial is located within Whitewater Park in Rancho Mirage, CA.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

    location: California

    date approved: 3/31/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsOtto Tepper - Creston, BC

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    Mounted in one of the brick signposts for the Creston Baptist Church is a memorial plaque for Otto Tepper.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

    location: British Columbia, Canada

    date approved: 3/30/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsHelpless Victims of Abortion - Creston, BC

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    On 16th Avenue North, Holy Cross Catholic Church is just one block north of Canyon Drive, AKA Highway 3, as it passes through town.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

    location: British Columbia, Canada

    date approved: 3/30/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsAnne Kwasnicki - Creston, BC

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    On 16th Avenue North, Holy Cross Catholic Church is just one block north of Canyon Drive, AKA Highway 3, as it passes through town.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

    location: British Columbia, Canada

    date approved: 3/30/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsMorelli Family - Creston, BC

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    On 16th Avenue North, Holy Cross Catholic Church is just one block north of Canyon Drive, AKA Highway 3, as it passes through town.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

    location: British Columbia, Canada

    date approved: 3/30/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsHerbert Unwin - Sandford Park, Cheltenham, UK

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    This fountain, erected as a memorial to Herbert Unwin, is in Sandford Park close to the College Road entrance.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

    location: Southern England, United Kingdom

    date approved: 3/30/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsEarl Clifford Ward - Creston, BC

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    St. Stephens Presbyterian Church is, by all accounts, the oldest standing church in Creston. It is right beside the highway passing through, on Northwest Boulevard, across the highway and a bit north of the two elevators in Creston.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

    location: British Columbia, Canada

    date approved: 3/30/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsJohn D. Zentmyer - Hagerstown, Maryland

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    Memorial honoring local educator in Hagerstown, Maryland.

    posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

    location: Maryland

    date approved: 3/27/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsRobert Raikes - Addison's Folly, Greyfriars Street, Gloucester, UK

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    This building is tucked away to the east of St Mary de Crypt church on the north side of Greyfriars Street in a small garden area. A plaque on the wall of the building explains why it was built and to whom.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

    location: Southern England, United Kingdom

    date approved: 3/27/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsWeldon C. Holbrook - Prosper United Methodist Church - Prosper, TX

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    A memorial to Weldon C. Holbrook is on the reverse of the brick sign for the Prosper United Methodist Church, 205 S Church St, Prosper, TX.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

    location: Texas

    date approved: 3/27/2014

    last visited: never

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