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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 MemorialsHelen Bean and Louise Harlow - Weston, TX

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A plaque on the porch at the front of the historic First Christian Church of Weston notes that the porch was placed in 2005, dedicated to Helen Bean and Louise Harlow. The church is at 100 Chicken St, Weston, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 9/24/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsHelene V. Galen - Palm Springs, CA

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Located on Museum Drive in front of the Palm Springs Art Museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 9/24/2016

last visited: 9/16/2016

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Citizen MemorialsGeorge Montgomery - Palm Springs, CA

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Located on Museum Drive in front of the Palm Springs Art Museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 9/24/2016

last visited: 9/16/2016

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Citizen MemorialsRandolph Scott - Palm Springs, CA

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Located on Museum Drive in front of the Palm Springs Art Museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 9/24/2016

last visited: 9/16/2016

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Citizen MemorialsDinah Shore - Palm Springs, CA

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Located on Museum Drive in front of the Palm Springs Art Museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 9/24/2016

last visited: 9/16/2016

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Citizen MemorialsJohn Conte - Palm Springs

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Located on Museum Drive in front of the Palm Springs Art Museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 9/24/2016

last visited: 9/24/2016

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Citizen MemorialsTermini Park - Galveston Seawall, Galveston, TX

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Located across Seawall Blvd from the Hilton Hotel. D.J. Termini Park is yet another honoring of Mr. D.J. Termini.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 9/24/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsGina Dremel Moore - San Clemente, CA

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A small plaque located at the San Clemente city hall.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 9/22/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsHarold and Vida Olsson - Ronan, Montana

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The land for Bockman Park was donated by the Olsson Family and borders Eisenhower Street SW and 4th Avenue SW.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 9/22/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsJoseph L and Constance M Silveira - Walnut Creek, CA

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A plaque in downtown Walnut Creek, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 9/21/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsJohan and Carl Seamster - Sparta, WI, USA

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This memorial on Jefferson Street was placed in memory of a pilot and his 9 year old son who died in a plane crash.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member mrjcanger

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 9/20/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsDucky's Beach - Galveston, TX

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Located just east of 59th street, this seawall marker tells about one of the original Galveston lifeguards.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 9/19/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsCharles Galphin Allan III - Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX

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A small brass colored plaque located on a larger monument across the street from the Commodore Hotel at 37th and Seawall.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 9/19/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsThe M. E. Aubuchon, Jr. Family - Rhineland, MO

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On the wall of St. Josephs Church, the old part.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 9/19/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsMargaret Harpur Memorial Gazebo - Rock Creek, BC

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This little gazebo is one of the permanent structures on the Rock Creek Fairgrounds, just a bit inside the main entrance.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/18/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsOrval & Helen Metzler - Rhineland, MO

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Rhineland family still lives in this area

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 9/18/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsJoseph Scriven - Bewdley, ON

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Roadside memorial to Joseph Scriven, the author of the hymn "What a Friend We Have in Jesus".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 9/18/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsPamatnik/Memorial-Miroslav Tyrs, Drevcice, CZ

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Pamatnik Prof. Ph.Dr. Miroslava Tyrse/Memorial Prof.Ph.Dr. Miroslav Tyrs

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Blogi

location: Stredocesky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 9/18/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsCarol and John Record - Prospect, OR

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Two plaques memorialize a couple located at the historic Prospect Hotel.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 9/18/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsCommunity Benefector - Lower Five Islands, Nova Scotia

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a plaque fixed on the monument located in the Five Islands Lighthouse Park, Lower Five Islands, Nova Scotia

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member oiseau_ca

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 9/17/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsRichard Eve, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England

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Memorial to Richard Eve 1831-1900

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The_Senior_Crabbes

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/17/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsFrederick Law Olmsted - Montreal, QC

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Frederick Law Olmsted (April 26, 1822 – August 28, 1903) was an American landscape architect, journalist, social critic, and public administrator.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 9/17/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsLydia Poole Nichols - Bellevue, Western Australia

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A plaque dedicated to a stalwart of a church

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg

location: Western Australia, Australia

date approved: 9/15/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsG. V. "Gerry" Livingston Memorial Plaque - Tillsonburg, ON

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Memorial to prominent local Tillsonburger

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member stinger503

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 9/14/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsAmanda Finch Inukshuk Memorial - Cambridge, ON

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Memorial to paramedic Amanda Finch

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member stinger503

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 9/14/2016

last visited: never

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