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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 MemorialsInspector J. Smith, - Cottesloe , Western Australia

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    A monument to the founder of the Life Saving Associations in W.A

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg

    location: Western Australia, Australia

    date approved: 8/4/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsStephen F. Austin - Fort Worth Stockyards - Fort Worth, TX

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    "The Father of Texas," Stephen F. Austin is honored with a star on the Texas Trail of Fame in the Fort Worth Stockyards, Fort Worth, TX.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

    location: Texas

    date approved: 8/4/2015

    last visited: never

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    Broadcaster Tumbleweed Smith is honored with a star on the Texas Trail of Fame in the Fort Worth Stockyards, Fort Worth, TX.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

    location: Texas

    date approved: 8/4/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsCharlize Theron - Hollywood, CA

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    Actress Charlize Theron is honored on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

    location: California

    date approved: 8/3/2015

    last visited: 7/27/2014

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    Citizen MemorialsNicole Kidman - Hollywood, CA

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    Actress Nicole Kidman is honored on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

    location: California

    date approved: 8/3/2015

    last visited: 7/27/2014

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    Citizen MemorialsChoctaw Code Talkers - Fort Worth Stockyards - Fort Worth, TX

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    The Choctaw Code Talkers, pioneers in the use of Native American languages as codes, are honored with a star on the Texas Trail of Fame in the Fort Worth Stockyards, Fort Worth, TX.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

    location: Texas

    date approved: 8/3/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsBobbie & Willie Nelson - Fort Worth Stockyards - Fort Worth, TX

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    Brother and sister musicians Bobbie and Willie Nelson are honored with a star on the Texas Trail of Fame in the Fort Worth Stockyards, Fort Worth, TX.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

    location: Texas

    date approved: 8/3/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsChris LeDoux - Fort Worth Stockyards - Fort Worth, TX

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    Singer and rodeo star Chris LeDoux is honored with a star on the Texas Trail of Fame in the Fort Worth Stockyards, Fort Worth, TX.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

    location: Texas

    date approved: 8/3/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsRandolph Scott - Fort Worth Stockyards - Fort Worth, TX

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    Actor Randolph Scott is honored with a star on the Texas Trail of Fame in the Fort Worth Stockyards, Fort Worth, TX.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

    location: Texas

    date approved: 8/3/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsLynn Anderson - Fort Worth Stockyards - Fort Worth, TX

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    Singer and equestrian Lynn Anderson is honored with a star on the Texas Trail of Fame in the Fort Worth Stockyards, Fort Worth, TX.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

    location: Texas

    date approved: 8/2/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsSam Houston - Fort Worth Stockyards - Fort Worth, TX

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    Texas revolutionary Sam Houston is honored with a star on the Texas Trail of Fame in the Fort Worth Stockyards, Fort Worth, TX.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

    location: Texas

    date approved: 8/2/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsJosé Antonio Navarro - Fort Worth Stockyards - Fort Worth, TX

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    Texas Revolutionary José Antonio Navarro is honored with a star on the Texas Trail of Fame in the Fort Worth Stockyards, Fort Worth, TX.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

    location: Texas

    date approved: 8/1/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsHenry Chang Jr - Oakland, CA

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    A plaque the primate exhibit at the Oakland.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

    location: California

    date approved: 8/1/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsMel Murray - Pueblo, CO

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    This monument honors Mel Murray and his contributions to the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk in Pueblo, CO.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1

    location: Colorado

    date approved: 8/1/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsJames Beckwourth - Fort Worth Stockyards - Fort Worth, TX

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    Mountain Man James Beckwourth is honored with a star on the Texas Trail of Fame in the Fort Worth Stockyards, Fort Worth, TX.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

    location: Texas

    date approved: 7/31/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsClyde Cessna - Topeka, KS

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    One of many citizen memorials on the Kansas State Capitol grounds.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

    location: Kansas

    date approved: 7/30/2015

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    Citizen MemorialsSamuel Crumbine - Topeka, KS

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    One of many citizen memorials on the Kansas State Capitol grounds.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

    location: Kansas

    date approved: 7/30/2015

    last visited: never

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    Rodeo clown Quail Dobbs is honored with a star on the Texas Trail of Fame in the Fort Worth Stockyards, Fort Worth, TX.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

    location: Texas

    date approved: 7/30/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsWyatt Earp - Fort Worth Stockyards - Fort Worth, TX

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    Lawman Wyatt Earp is honored with a star on the Texas Trail of Fame in the Fort Worth Stockyards, Fort Worth, TX.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

    location: Texas

    date approved: 7/30/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsBrandon Memorial Bike Paths - Crescent, OR

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    This memorial resides next to a bike path in memory of a young man.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

    location: Oregon

    date approved: 7/30/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsMr & Mrs. L. F. Hinduja - Tower Grove Park - St. Louis, MO

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    The sons name is Mr. Jagdish L. Hinduja

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Missouri

    date approved: 7/29/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsWalter Chrysler - Topeka, KS

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    One of many citizen memorials on the Kansas State Capitol grounds.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

    location: Kansas

    date approved: 7/29/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsJohn Steuart Curry - Topeka, KS

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    One of many citizen memorials on the Kansas State Capitol grounds.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

    location: Kansas

    date approved: 7/29/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsWilliam Allen White - Topeka, KS

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    One of many citizen memorials on the Kansas State Capitol grounds.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

    location: Kansas

    date approved: 7/29/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsCharles Curtis - Topeka, KS

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    One of many citizen memorials on the Kansas State Capitol grounds.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

    location: Kansas

    date approved: 7/29/2015

    last visited: never

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