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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 MemorialsFather Pat Memorial - Windermere, BC

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In the yard of the "Stolen Church of Windermere, BC" stands a large granite slab, a memorial to one of the best known and best loved figures of the pioneer times of southeast British Columbia.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 4/24/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsJohann Neubauer - Wien, Austria

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Young hero executed 1943 / Junger Held 1943 hingerichtet

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching

location: Wien, Austria

date approved: 4/23/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsHickman Y. Fisher - Foley, MO

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Trying to understand, lived in St. Louis, married in Cape Giraudoux, and claimed to be from Foley.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 4/20/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsValerie D'Ann Doshier - Rock Springs WY

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This small memorial resides at the base of a mural she painted just shortly before her death.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Where's George

location: Wyoming

date approved: 4/19/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsJodok Fink - Wien, Austria

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Österreichischer Landwirt und Politiker / Austrian farmer and politician

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching

location: Wien, Austria

date approved: 4/18/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsLeo and Ethel Ockerman (Flagpole) - Rock Springs WY

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This flagpole, dedicated to Leo and Ethel Ockerman, is located directly in front of the FOE Eagles building - 211 B St - in downtown Rock Springs.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Where's George

location: Wyoming

date approved: 4/18/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsW. Graham Webb, Jr. - Albany, TX

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Memorial to Scoutmaster of Troop 47, by former members of his troop.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 4/17/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsGedenkstein zu Ehren von Hans Eich, Erpel, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

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Memorial stone for Hans Eich on the Erpeler Ley.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member argus1972

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 4/17/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsStone plague for Adalbert von Saffenberg, Ruine Saffenburg, Mayschoss, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

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A stone plague for Adalbert von Saffenberg in memory of the foundation of the abbey Rolduc.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member argus1972

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 4/17/2017

last visited: 4/24/2017

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Citizen MemorialsGreene Vardiman Black - Jacksonville, IL

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Early dentist who had a lasting impact on his chosen field.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/17/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsRudolf Steiner - Wien, Austria

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Österreichischer Philosoph, Publizist und Esoteriker / Austrian philosopher, publicist and esotericist

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching

location: Wien, Austria

date approved: 4/17/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsRichard Jon Garner Plaque - Petrolia, ON

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Plaque and biography dedicated to a local camper

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member stinger503

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 4/16/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsThe Krall Family - Enniskillen Township, ON

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Plaque dedicated to the Krall Family

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member stinger503

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 4/16/2017

last visited: 4/19/2017

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Citizen MemorialsRussell Young Gilbert - Fort Griffin Historic Site, TX

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Grey granite marker with inscription near a flagpole with a Texas flag atop a bluff overlook US-183. It is on the grounds of the Fort Griffin Historic Site.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 4/16/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsBarton Warren Stone - Jacksonville, IL

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Leader of an active Christian Movement and his home.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/16/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsHeinrich von Dechen, Königswinter, NRW, Germany

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Monument for Ernst Heinrich Karl von Dechen in Siebengebirge between Wolkenburg and Hirschberg.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member argus1972

location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

date approved: 4/16/2017

last visited: 4/20/2014

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Citizen MemorialsGlen Arthur Taylor - Neath Abbey, Wales.

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Plaque commemorating the work of Glen Arthur Taylor FSA. at Neath Abbey ruins, Neath, Glamorgan, South Wales.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: South Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/16/2017

last visited: 4/23/2017

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Citizen MemorialsCharles Page - Sand Springs, OK

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Sand Springs was established by Charles Page. This memorial stands in a small park in downtown.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 4/15/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsKarl Freiherr von Vogelsang - Wien, Austria

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Catholic publicist, politician and social Reformer / Katholischer Publizist, Politiker und Sozialreformer

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching

location: Wien, Austria

date approved: 4/15/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsJoseph Misson - Wien, Austria

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Catholic cleric and Austrian dialect poet / katholischer Geistlicher und österreichischer Mundartdichter

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching

location: Wien, Austria

date approved: 4/15/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsFrank A. Knight - Yarmouth, ME

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In a small park, "Memorial Green", to the north of the Yarmouth Town Hall, is a memorial dedicated to the "Men and Women Who Served Our Country".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Maine

date approved: 4/14/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsParents of Murdered Children - Fairview Cemetery - Owasso, OK

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Located in Fairview Cemetery, this monument is dedicated to those who have lost children to murder.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 4/14/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsT.G. Masaryk - Brezové Hory (Príbram, Central Bohemia)

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Depicted bronze tablet, commemorating two visits of the first Czechoslovak president T.G. Masaryk in Príbram' district Brezové Hory, is mounted on front facade of school building located in J.A. Alis Square (námestí J.A. Alise).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Stredocesky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 4/14/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsFranz Grohner - Wien, Austria

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Plaque for the composer Franz Grohner / Gedenktafel für den Komponisten Franz Grohner

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching

location: Wien, Austria

date approved: 4/13/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsJoseph Glidden - Fort Worth Stockyards - Fort Worth, TX

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Controversially considered to be the inventor of barbed wire, Joseph Glidden held a patent for it and promoted it, and so he 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: 4/13/2017

last visited: never

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