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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 MemorialsCaptain Arsene Hubert Hodge - Philipsburg, St Maarten

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    Captain Arsene Hubert Hodge commemorative plaque is located on the Philipsburg boardwalk next to the Captain Hodge Wharf named after him.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

    location: St. Martin

    date approved: 2/25/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsAngus McDonald - Kamloops, BC

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    McDonald Park was named for a Scottish immigrant pioneer of North Kamloops. A memorial plinth and plaque have been mounted at the entrance to the park to help us remember Angus McDonald.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

    location: British Columbia, Canada

    date approved: 2/23/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsCharles D. McIver - NW of Sanford, NC

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    First President of University of North Carolina - Greensboro

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: North Carolina

    date approved: 2/22/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsAgnes Agatha Schuster-King - Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

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    The plaque to Agnes Agatha Schuster-King is located at the entrance to the First Lady's Garden across the street from the Government House in Charlotte Amalie on St. Thomas.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

    location: US Virgin Islands

    date approved: 2/20/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsPatrick David Nicol - Vernon, BC

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    On the south end of downtown Vernon, Polson Park is flanked by the two major highways in the area, Highway 97 on the west and Highway 6 on the east.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

    location: British Columbia, Canada

    date approved: 2/20/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsDoris J. Downs - Jacksonville, NC

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    Driving force to erect "The Other Wall." Marines conferring "Semper Fidelis" upon a civilian shows the honor with which they hold her.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: North Carolina

    date approved: 2/16/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsBenes Metod Kulda - Ivancice, Czech Republic

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    CZ: pametni deska Benes Metod Kulda // EN: Commemorative plaques Benes Metod Kulda

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

    location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

    date approved: 2/16/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsVladimir Mensik - Ivancice, Czech Republic

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    CZ: pametni deska s reliéfem Vladimira Menšíka // EN: A commemorative plaque with a relief of Vladimir Menšík

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

    location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

    date approved: 2/16/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsPomnik - Rozdrojovice, Czech Republic

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    CZ: pomník Jaromír Fiedler a Miloslav Žák // EN: Citizen Memorial Jaromír Fiedler a Miloslav Žák

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

    location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

    date approved: 2/16/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsGuido Adler - Ivancice, Czech Republic

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    CZ: pametni deska Guido Adler // EN: Citizen Memorial Guido Adler

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

    location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

    date approved: 2/16/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsAnna Wong Lee - Old City Cemetery - Sacramento, CA

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    This citizen memorial resides near the front north entrance to Old City Cemetery.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

    location: California

    date approved: 2/16/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsDr. Vaclav Novotny - Ivancice, Czech Republic

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    CZ: pametni deska Dr. Vaclav Novotny // EN: Citizen Memorial Dr. Vaclav Novotny

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

    location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

    date approved: 2/16/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsRobert B. Morgan ~ Lillington, NC

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    A Democratic former United States Senator from the state of North Carolina

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: North Carolina

    date approved: 2/15/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsSir John Bayley Gates - Wrekin College, Wellington, Telford, Shropshire

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    These memorial gates are located at the Wrekin College Cricket Pavillion in Wellington, Telford, Shropshire.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GCMTWood

    location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

    date approved: 2/12/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsJ. C. Humphrey - Enid, OK

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    The Humphrey family is still active in Enid businesses.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Oklahoma

    date approved: 2/12/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsZebedee Washington Stephens - Doniphan, MO

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    One of the founders and buried in the old Pioneer Cemetery

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Missouri

    date approved: 2/12/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsSarah Knox Taylor - Vincennes, IN

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    Presidents to be become family

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Indiana

    date approved: 2/12/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsCardinal Eugène Tisserant - Nancy, FR

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    Mémorial citoyen pour Eugène Tiiserant

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Infra-Blue

    location: Lorraine, France

    date approved: 2/12/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsVez architektu (Jindrich Kumposta) - Brno, Czech Republic

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    CZ: pomník "Vez architektu" // EN: Citizen Memorial "Tower architects"

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

    location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

    date approved: 2/11/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsAustralian Aviators - Oakland, CA

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    A memory to two Australians.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

    location: California

    date approved: 2/11/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsL.C. Ringhaver - Jacksonville, FL

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    A park named in honor of L.C. Ringhaver is located in Jacksonville, Florida. L.C. Ringhaver founded Ring Power, a privately held heavy equipment corporation located in St. Johns County, Florida.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

    location: Florida

    date approved: 2/10/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsFr. Jean Baptiste Blanc -- Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Natchitoches LA

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    A memorial to Fr. Jean Baptiste Blanc stands in a small garden behind the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, in downtown Natchitoches LA.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

    location: Louisiana

    date approved: 2/10/2015

    last visited: 12/27/2014

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    Citizen MemorialsB. S Barnes - Ponca City, OK

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    This one downtown on Grand Avenue...

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Oklahoma

    date approved: 2/7/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsMemorial to Marie Charousková - Praha, CZ

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    Memorial plaque to university student Marie Charousková, who was at this point shot dead without any reason by Russian occupation troops in August, 1968.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

    location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

    date approved: 2/7/2015

    last visited: 2/11/2015

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    Citizen MemorialsJ. G. Selman - Freedom, OK

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    Nickname was "Jimmie Fewclothes"

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Oklahoma

    date approved: 2/7/2015

    last visited: never

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