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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 MemorialsGeorge Morgan Perry - Perryton, TX

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    When the town was formed he influenced a lot of things.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Texas

    date approved: 9/15/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsCarlsberg Memorial - California Pines Lodge - Alturas, CA

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    This citizens memorial is located in front the California Pines Lodge.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

    location: California

    date approved: 9/15/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsIsaac H. Loveland 1817-1888 - Chatham, MA

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    This memorial plaque for beloved citizen Isaac H. Loveland is located on the grounds of the old Chatham School dating from 1924.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

    location: Massachusetts

    date approved: 9/15/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsEthel Lulu Wade Window - Kamloops, BC

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    The oldest part of this cathedral was built in 1888 as the headquarters of the Kamloops Missionary District, established in 1884. In 1924 the building was moved from Victoria Street and additions made.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

    location: British Columbia, Canada

    date approved: 9/14/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsPaul Alan Rogerson - King's Staith, York, UK

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    This memorial plaque to Paul Alan Rogerson, who drowned in the River Ouse, is attached to railings on the east side of the river just south of the Ouse Bridge.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

    location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

    date approved: 9/14/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsGeorge and Margaret Dawson Window - Kamloops, BC

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    The oldest part of this cathedral was built in 1888 as the headquarters of the Kamloops Missionary District, established in 1884. In 1924 the building was moved from Victoria Street and additions made.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

    location: British Columbia, Canada

    date approved: 9/14/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsCostley Window - Kamloops, BC

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    The oldest part of this cathedral was built in 1888 as the headquarters of the Kamloops Missionary District, established in 1884. In 1924 the building was moved from Victoria Street and additions made.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

    location: British Columbia, Canada

    date approved: 9/14/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsHarriette Beattie Window - Kamloops, BC

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    The oldest part of this cathedral was built in 1888 as the headquarters of the Kamloops Missionary District, established in 1884. In 1924 the building was moved from Victoria Street and additions made.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

    location: British Columbia, Canada

    date approved: 9/14/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsHarry and Dalton Marpole Window - Kamloops, BC

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    The oldest part of this cathedral was built in 1888 as the headquarters of the Kamloops Missionary District, established in 1884. In 1924 the building was moved from Victoria Street and additions made.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

    location: British Columbia, Canada

    date approved: 9/14/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsMaharal / Jehuda Löw Ben Becalel - Mikulov, Czech Republic

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    Pametní deska venovaná Jehudovi Löw Ben Becalelovi zvanému Maharal

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun

    location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

    date approved: 9/13/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsArthur Pemberton Window - Kamloops, BC

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    The oldest part of this cathedral was built in 1888 as the headquarters of the Kamloops Missionary District, established in 1884. In 1924 the building was moved from Victoria Street and additions made.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

    location: British Columbia, Canada

    date approved: 9/13/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsRuth Norris - Auxvasse, MO

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    The flag pole in this park is her memorial

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Missouri

    date approved: 9/13/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsMildred Outlaw -- US 84 rest area N of Post TX

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    A small rest area named for Mildred Park off of the US 84 north of the small town of Post

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

    location: Texas

    date approved: 9/13/2014

    last visited: 9/15/2014

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    Citizen MemorialsMarie Mösner - Salzburg, Austria

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    A memorial plaque for Marie Mösner is located on the Stassny clothing shop in downtown Salzburg, Austria.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

    location: Salzburg, Austria

    date approved: 9/12/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsLake Creek Fire District Memorial - Lake Creek, OR

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    This dedicated plaque resides in front of Lake Creek Rural Fire District Station 1 in Lake Creek, OR.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

    location: Oregon

    date approved: 9/12/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsJoseph-Laurent Normandin - Normandin, Québec

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    Ce monument a été erigée à la mémoire de Joseph-Laurent Normandin par les citoyens de la ville de Normandin. This monument was erected to the memory of Joseph-Laurent Normandin by the citizens of the city of Normandin.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane

    location: Quebec, Canada

    date approved: 9/12/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsReno High School Class of 1982 Memorial - Reno, NV

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    This memorial resides in front Reno High School's Link Piazzo Alumni Center on the Reno High School campus.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

    location: Nevada

    date approved: 9/10/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsLink Piazzo - Reno High School

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    This citizen memorial plaque resides on a brick 'R' that stands for Reno High School on the school campus and near the Link Piazzo Alumni Center which bears his name.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

    location: Nevada

    date approved: 9/10/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsDenkmal zu Ehren der nach Pula ausgewanderten Bürger aus Rovinj

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    [de]Denkmal zu Ehren ehemaliger Bürger von Rovinj. [en]This is a Citizen Monument for the former Citizens of Rovinj.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member aendgraend

    location: Croatia

    date approved: 9/10/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsThe Electrical Discharge - Nikola Tesla Monument (Nikola Tesla Street, Prague)

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    Depicted stunnig huge modern monument in the shape of stylized Tesla generator electrical discharge, unveiled in Prague' municipal district Dejvice on September 2014, is devoted to genial inventor, futurist and electrical engineer Nikola Tesla...

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

    location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

    date approved: 9/10/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsHans Kelsen - Vienna, Austria

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    A plaque honoring alumnus Hans Kelsen is located on the front of the historic Akademisches Gymnasium, the oldest secondary school in Vienna, Austria.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

    location: Wien, Austria

    date approved: 9/10/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsLise Meitner - Vienna, Austria

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    A plaque honoring alumnus Lise Meitner is located on the front of the historic Akademisches Gymnasium, the oldest secondary school in Vienna, Austria.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

    location: Wien, Austria

    date approved: 9/10/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsGustav Becker -- Springerville AZ

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    A 5-foot tall obelisk memorial to Gustav Becker, in front of the Springerville AZ post office

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

    location: Arizona

    date approved: 9/10/2014

    last visited: 9/12/2014

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    Citizen MemorialsLouis Hémon - Péribonka, Québec

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    Monument érigé en hommage à Louis Hémon, auteur du roman Maria Chapedelaine, par la Société des arts et des sciences de Québec. Monument erected in tribute to Louis Hémon, author of "Maria Chapdeleine," by the Arts and Sciences Society of Québec.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane

    location: Quebec, Canada

    date approved: 9/10/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsJacques Cartier - Québec, Québec

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    Ce monument, en hommage à Jacques Cartier, est situé dans le parc Cartier-Brébeuf, à Québec. This monument, in tribute to Jacques Cartier, is located in the Cartier-Brébeuf Park, in Québec City.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane

    location: Quebec, Canada

    date approved: 9/10/2014

    last visited: never

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