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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 MemorialsThomas Selle Denkmal- Zörbig, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

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    Thomas Selle war einer der großen Söhne von Zörbig. Thomas Selle was one of the great sons of Zörbig.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kishin

    location: Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany

    date approved: 7/29/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsGeneva Payne - San Clemente, CA

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    A flagpole memorial at a fire station in downtown San Clemente.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

    location: California

    date approved: 7/28/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsOtto Suhr — Oldenburg (Oldb), Germany

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    Small plaque at the birthplace of Otto Suhr, Governing Mayor of Berlin (i.e. West Berlin) from 1955 until 1957

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member prussel

    location: Niedersachsen, Germany

    date approved: 7/28/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsCharles Nolin - Sturgis, SD

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    Historians call them "Pony Express Riders" in error, there was only one "Pony Express"...they were Pony Mail Carriers.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: South Dakota

    date approved: 7/26/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsWilliam C. Dobbins Highway - Clinton, SC

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    Located on the outskirts of Clinton, SC. This monument tells of the naming of a stretch of US 76, between Laurens and Clinton, SC.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

    location: South Carolina

    date approved: 7/26/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsHenry Weston Smith - Deadwood, SD

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    This was his tomb until 1910, when his body was moved to Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Deadwood.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: South Dakota

    date approved: 7/26/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsPametni deska A.Vaška - Brno, Czech Republic

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    CS: Pametní deska stredoškolského profesora, novináre, filologa a národního buditele místních Cechu Antonína Vaška // EN: A memorial plaque of the high school teacher, journalist, philologist and national revivalist local Czechs Antonín Vašek

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ALMOR team

    location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

    date approved: 7/25/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsBrock's Rock, White Rock, BC

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    Engraved rock near the beach in memory of Brock Shannon, who was killed in 2007.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member The 2 Newlyweds

    location: British Columbia, Canada

    date approved: 7/24/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsColonel O. M. Roberts - Miami, TX

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    "Oran Milo Roberts (July 9, 1815 – May 19, 1898), was the 17th Governor of Texas from January 21, 1879 to January 16, 1883. He was a member of the Democratic Party." ~ Wikipedia

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Texas

    date approved: 7/24/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsPeter Minárik - Ostrá, Slovakia

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    A plaque dedicated to well-known tourist, hiker from Trnava - Peter Minárik. Installed on the summit of Ostrá peak, Greater Fatra mountains.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rikitan

    location: Žilinský kraj, Slovakia

    date approved: 7/24/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsDr. John H. Dyer Memorial Park - Warrenton, MO

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    City park is the memorial, used every day, and his name is spoken every day.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Missouri

    date approved: 7/22/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsMatthias von Neuenburg - Basel, Switzerland

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    A plaque for the medieval chronicler Matthias von Neuenburg at a building that was the episcopal court 700 years ago.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

    location: Nordwestschweiz (AG/BL/BS), Switzerland

    date approved: 7/22/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsCarroll Lathrop and Mary Staley Post

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    A monument erected by Marjorie Post Davies(later Marjorie Merriweather Post) to her Aunt and Uncle.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member rafer3

    location: Michigan

    date approved: 7/22/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsJohn W. Wessell - Troy, MO

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    VFW member honored on their grounds

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Missouri

    date approved: 7/21/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsSonny Boon Memorial Trail - Somers, MT

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    This 22 mile long rail trail runs from Somers, MT northwest to the mountain valley community of Kila. Paved from end to end, it is a relatively flat walk through mountain scenery.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

    location: Montana

    date approved: 7/20/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsGeorge Hearst & Phoebe Apperson Hearst - Custer County, SD

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    Husband and wife, the US 16/US 385 through this part of the country is named after them.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: South Dakota

    date approved: 7/20/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsJames E. Elmore Memorial Garden - Blessing Hospital - Quincy IL

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    This beautiful and peaceful garden resides in an inner courtyard inside the Blessing Hospital campus. To reach it, take a left turn inside the main entrance, and follow the hallway toward the gift shop. The garden will be on your right.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Where's George

    location: Illinois

    date approved: 7/20/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsGene Roddenberry Memorial - Vulcan, AB

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    While immortalizing Star Trek, the series and the movies, the town of Vulcan, Alberta has not forgotten its creator, one Gene Roddenberry, the “Great Bird of the Galaxy”.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

    location: Alberta, Canada

    date approved: 7/18/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsCarl William Armstrong - Richmond, VA

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    This memorial is located under I-95.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 7/17/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsKerri Williams Dutchan - Short Pump, VA

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    This memorial is located at an assisted living center.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 7/17/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsIn Memory of Heinrich and Russena Furr

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    This is a roadside memorial for the patriarch and matriarch of the Furr family of the Carolinas.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker

    location: North Carolina

    date approved: 7/14/2014

    last visited: 7/15/2014

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    Citizen MemorialsMeghan Christina Gumbo Gumbelevicius - Vacaville, CA

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    A garden to Meghan Gumbelevicius in Vacaville, CA.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

    location: California

    date approved: 7/14/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsCarroll Plaza - Vacaville, CA

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    A plaque to Bill Carroll.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

    location: California

    date approved: 7/14/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsThompson-Lemmon Planter - Anaconda, MT

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    This memorial planter was created in 1997 in memory of Dr. Philip and Elizabeth Thompson and Charles and Martha Lemmon.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

    location: Montana

    date approved: 7/14/2014

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsSusan J. Ferrell - Oklahoma City, OK

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    A memorial honoring Susan Ferrell is located along the Red River Heritage Gardens walk.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

    location: Oklahoma

    date approved: 7/13/2014

    last visited: never

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