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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 MemorialsArthur and Ruth Ann Holland - Pampa, TX

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    Generous donation for museum and library

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Texas

    date approved: 10/1/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsPeter W. Gray - Pampa, TX

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    A Memorial to a Texan Who Served the Confederacy

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Texas

    date approved: 9/30/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsHommage à Marie-Rose Durocher (1811-1849) - Homage to Marie-Rose Durocher (1811-1849) - Longueuil, Québec

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    Plaque érigée en hommage à Marie-Rose Durocher pour avoir fondé la Congrégation des Soeurs des Saints Noms de Jésus et Marie. Plaque erected in tribute to Marie-Rose Durocher for having founded the Congregation of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane

    location: Quebec, Canada

    date approved: 9/30/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsVittorio Emanuel Von Brunow, M.D. - Pampa, TX

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    Pampa 's first resident doctor was Dr. Vittorio Emanuel von Brunow who was generally known in this area as Dr. Brunow. The German word von means "the house of" and the initial "v" is not capitalized.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Texas

    date approved: 9/28/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsFounders of the Skiing Club - Todtnau, BW, Switzerland

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    A carving of a skier in equipment of the 1890s in the center of Todtnau commemorates the founders of Germany's first skiing club.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

    location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany

    date approved: 9/28/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsOuzts Memorial - Edgefield County, SC

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    Located on US 378 at State Road S-19-21, about 11 miles southeast of Saluda, SC. This marker tells of the Utz/Ouzts family in this area in the early 1800's.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

    location: South Carolina

    date approved: 9/28/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsSavannah Bouknight Springs - Saluda, SC

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    Located off of Rock Hill Road, in close proximity to the Rock Hill Baptist Church and Cemetery.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

    location: South Carolina

    date approved: 9/28/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsMrs. Cordia Sloan Duke - Dalhart, TX

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    She kept the cowboys alive for people of today

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Texas

    date approved: 9/27/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsSwitzerland Citizens - Zurich, Switzerland

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    A plaque embedded in the sidewalk next to the Fraumünster Church gives thanks to Switzerland citizens for accepting Czechoslovakians during the Warsaw Pact invasion in Czechoslovakia.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

    location: Region Zuerich (ZH), Switzerland

    date approved: 9/27/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsBobby Moore - Green Street, London, UK

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    This claret and blue plaque, the colours of West Ham United FC, denotes the opening of the West Ham United museum in October 2002, in memory of Bobby Moore. The plaque is attached to a wall, near the club shop, on the north east side of Green Street.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

    location: London, United Kingdom

    date approved: 9/26/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsRudolf Koller Hundebrunnen - Zurich, Switzerland

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    The Rudolf Koller Hundebrunnen (English: Dog Fountain) is located on the outside wall of the Hotel Adler in Old Town Zurich. It was placed in honor of painter Rudolf Koller on the 100th anniversary of his death.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

    location: Region Zuerich (ZH), Switzerland

    date approved: 9/26/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsGary N Sandstrom - Capitola, CA

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    A plaque on a railing in Capitola, CA.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

    location: California

    date approved: 9/26/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsEd Koski - Capitola, CA

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    A small plaque in a park in Capitola, CA.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

    location: California

    date approved: 9/26/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsCeress Hyland Newell -- Old Warren Co. Courthouse, Vicksburg MS

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    A flower garden honoring Varina Howell Davis is a memorial to Ceress Hyland Newell. We will explain in the long description.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

    location: Mississippi

    date approved: 9/25/2014

    last visited: 9/26/2014

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    Citizen MemorialsSilvestr Krnka - Velký Bor, okres Klatovy, CZ

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    Památník místnímu rodáku, technikovi a puškari / Monument to the local native, engineer and gunsmith.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

    location: Plzensky kraj, Czech Republic

    date approved: 9/25/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsJan Opletal - Prague, Czech Republic

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    Jan Opletal was a medical student, killed by the Nazis in 1939 while in a demonstration against the occupation of Czechoslovakia.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut

    location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

    date approved: 9/25/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsMilton Hobbs Freeman -- Old Warren County Courthouse, Vicksburg MS

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    A small memorial to sculptor and Vicksburg Historical Society director Hobbs Freeman at the Old Courthouse Museum grounds in downtown Vicksburg.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

    location: Mississippi

    date approved: 9/25/2014

    last visited: 9/26/2014

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    Citizen MemorialsEloise Gaugh Freeman - Old Warren Co. Courthouse, Vicksburg MS

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    A white marble horse trough has been converted into a water garden in honor of Eloise Freeman, a member of the First Families of Mississippi and a volunteer gardener at the Old Court House Museum.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

    location: Mississippi

    date approved: 9/25/2014

    last visited: 9/26/2014

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    Citizen MemorialsJohn and Rose Ascuaga - John Ascuaga's Nugget - Sparks, NV

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    This citizen memorial and sculpture reside at the Nugget Hotel Casino at the corner of Nugget Ave and Victoria Plaza Circle in Sparks, NV.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

    location: Nevada

    date approved: 9/23/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsVita - Moraga, CA

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    A sculpture dedicated to a mother.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

    location: California

    date approved: 9/23/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsPrince & Pope Memorial - Vaduz, Liechtenstein

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    This memorial to two princes of Liechtenstein and Pope John Paul II is located on a small road near the Vaduz Castle in Vaduz, Liechtenstein. Adjacent to the memorial plaque is a bas relief of the Virgin Mary.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

    location: Liechtenstein

    date approved: 9/23/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsAristide Maillol - Banyuls sur Mer, France

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    This relief carving of Aristide Maillol was erected in honour of the local sculptor.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

    location: Languedoc-Roussillon, France

    date approved: 9/23/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsDan and Thelma Johnson - Klamath Falls, OR

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    This citizen memorial is located in front of Ferguson Elementary School.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

    location: Oregon

    date approved: 9/21/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsCatherine Schubert - Armstrong, BC

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    This cairn, in Memorial Park, was erected in honour of Catherine Schubert, the first European woman to enter British Columbia overland from the east.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

    location: British Columbia, Canada

    date approved: 9/21/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsSheriff James Sodney Talley - Ochiltree, TX

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    Lived a long life, even though he never carried a gun

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Texas

    date approved: 9/21/2014

    last visited: never

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