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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 make this photo your ‘default waymark image’.)

  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 MemorialsTracey Ranay Dickson Love - Blue Ridge, TX

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A memorial to Blue Ridge citizen Tracey Ranay Dickson Love stands in front of a planter on the Blue Ridge town square on West James St, Blue Ridge, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 5/23/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsHermann Baur - Schnaitheim, Germany

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Memorial stone of the forester Hermann Baur.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Biglailo

location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany

date approved: 5/22/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsForgotten Souls - Golden, British Columbia

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Golden Community Cemetery is very well maintained by the Town of Golden and is located at the south end of 14th Avenue South.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 5/21/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsA Tribute to Valley Pioneers - Windermere, British Columbia

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The Windermere Cemetery is located on Old Cemetery Road at the Windermere Point overlooking Windermere Lake NW of town.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 5/21/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsPioneers of Wasa, Skookumchuk and Ta Ta Creek - Wasa, British Columbia

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Wasa Memorial Garden is just pass the ball field on Wasa School Road. It is approximately 700 metres east of Hwy. 95, turn east then north on Wasa School Road. The Wasa Community Hall is nearby.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 5/21/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsRalph "Buddy" Hayes - Fayetteville AR

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Some folks who are memorialized are honored with a tree, a bench or some other tangible memorial - but only a select few get a portion of an acre devoted solely to them!!!

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Where's George

location: Arkansas

date approved: 5/21/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsRemembering Jack - Wasa, British Columbia

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Wasa Memorial Garden is just pass the ball field on Wasa School Road. It is approximately 700 metres east of Hwy. 95, turn east then north on Wasa School Road. The Wasa Community Hall is nearby.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 5/21/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsAdam František Kollár - Wien, Austria

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Slowakischer Schriftsteller, Geschichtswissenschaftler und Hofbibliothekar / Slovak jurist, Imperial-Royal Court Councilor and Chief Imperial-Royal Librarian

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching

location: Wien, Austria

date approved: 5/21/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsDr. Iwan Franko - Wien, Austria

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Ivan Yakovych Franko was a Ukrainian poet, writer, social & literary critic, journalist, interpreter, economist, political activist, doctor of philosophy, the author of the first detective novels and modern poetry in the Ukrainian language

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching

location: Wien, Austria

date approved: 5/21/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsEllie Simmonds - Gold Post Box - City & County of Swansea, Wales.

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This post box was painted Gold, & a plaque inscribed to celebrate the Gold Medal won by local swimmer Ellie Simmonds at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Located at the Maritime Quarter, City & County of Swansea, South Wales.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: South Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/21/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsJosef Brandstätter - Klosterneuburg, Austria

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Gründer des Glocken-Comites / Founder of the Bell Committee

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching

location: Niederösterreich, Austria

date approved: 5/20/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsGeraint Thomas - Gold Post Box - Cardiff, Wales.

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This post box was painted Gold, & Plaque inscribed to celebrate the Gold Medal won by local cyclist Geraint Thomas at the 2012 London Olympic Games. The Post Box is located, in Castle St, Cardiff, Capital of Wales.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: South Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/20/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsResidence of Samuel Heinrich Schwabe - Dessau/ST/Germany

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Memorial tablet for Samuel Heinrich Schwabe, German astronom and botanical expert.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member *Team Krombaer*

location: Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany

date approved: 5/19/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsHenry Allewohl - Altenahr, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

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Memorial plaque for Henry Allewohl who died in a helicopter crash on 9. April 1997.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member argus1972

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 5/19/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsGeorge Franks - Navasota, TX

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Embedded in the sidewalk at corner of East Holland and Brewer Streets, a small plaque is a reminder of a lost friend.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 5/18/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsBrent Frederickson - Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia

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Radium Hot Springs Fire Department is located at 4836 Radium Blvd.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 5/18/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsJudge & Mrs. George W. Hogan, Jr. - McLeansboro, Illinois

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George and Cordah were married in 1919

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/18/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsHeinrich Arminius Riemann - Eutin, S.-H., Deutschland

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Riemannstein im Prinzenholz am Kellersee

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Windschattenwanderer

location: Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

date approved: 5/16/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsMarkus Bittner - Wien, Austria

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Politiker, Historiker und Pädagoge / Politician, historian and educator

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching

location: Wien, Austria

date approved: 5/14/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsE. M. Middleton - Greenfield, IL

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Bandstand built to honor Professor Middleton, who founded the Cornet Band in Greenfield, IL

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/14/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsThomas Carlin - Carrollton, IL

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Born in Kentucky and became an active participant in all things once he got to Illinois

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/13/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsRose Almeling - New Melle, MO

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Rose belonged to the St. Vincent DePaul organization and the VFW Post 5651 in New Melle, and belonged to Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in New Melle

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 5/13/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsLewisville High School ("The Big L") - Lewisville, TX

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A memorial to Lewisville High School, dedicated by its 1993 senior class, stands at a parking lot entrance off of W Main Street (FM 1171), in Lewisville, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 5/11/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsBob Almeling - New Melle, MO

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Memorial to the founder of the VFW post 5651 in New Melle Missouri

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 5/11/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsWilliam Cavalier - Columbia, CA

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A plaque on the William Cavalier Museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 5/10/2017

last visited: never

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