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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 MemorialsScott Brudy - Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

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A dedication plaque of the SAMLARC Arena dedicated to a citizen of the community.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 5/26/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsMeyers Memorial - McLendon-Chisholm, TX

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A memorial honoring Albert Lee Meyers stands on a piece of land, donated by Mr. Meyers in memory of his wife, Bettye Briggs Meyers. This property will be used in the future by the Rockwall Independent School District.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 5/26/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsAlfred J. Croy - Terral, OK

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The old Fleetwood school bell stands in front of the Terral Community Center, donated in memory of Alfred J. Croy. The community center is on Apache Road, between 4th and 5th Streets.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 5/26/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsBruce R. Scherer - Laguna Beach, CA

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This mosaic mural was dedicated to a city employee for 30 years of service to the water district.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 5/26/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsDreaming of the Kiss - Torrance, CA

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A statue of a frog at Miramar Park in Torrance.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 5/25/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsOrville Hutton - Troy, MO

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He must have been young at heart because his memorial was playground equipment for ...well, anyone.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 5/25/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsJohn & Frances Sykora - Troy, MO

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Germans, who's daughter gave back

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 5/25/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsAllan William Smithers - Fredericton, NB

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A memorial plaque honouring Allan William Smithers, a Canon of the Cathedral, is mounted in the nave of Fredericton's Christ Church Cathedral.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: New Brunswick, Canada

date approved: 5/25/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsMary Laveroni, Joe Brunette, Birger Williamson - Groveland, CA

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A small monument in the middle of a Groveland Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 5/24/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsJames and Mrs. McIsaac - St. Peter’s Bay, PEI

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An 1886 church, a 1928 church and a 1959 church, this building was graced with many stained glass windows, some dedicated, some simply donated.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Prince Edward Island, Canada

date approved: 5/23/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsGroveland Employees - Groveland, CA

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A plaque by the fire station in Groveland, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 5/22/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsReverend Elwin Mortimer Malone Window - Charlottetown, PEI

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Holding its first services on June 13th, 1869, St. Peter's was consecrated a Cathedral on the Feast of St. Peter, June 29, 1879.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Prince Edward Island, Canada

date approved: 5/20/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsAndrew Pickens - Pickens, SC, USA

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"Andrew Pickens (September 13, 1739 – August 11, 1817) was a militia leader in the American Revolution and a member of the United States House of Representatives from South Carolina."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker

location: South Carolina

date approved: 5/20/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsReverend Edward Walker Memorial Altar - Rollo Bay, PEI

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In August of 2015, two months after we visited, St Alexis closed its doors for the last time.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Prince Edward Island, Canada

date approved: 5/20/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsMonument to the Unborn - Jacksonville, FL

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A Monument to the Unborn is located in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Jacksonville, Florida, USA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Florida

date approved: 5/20/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsTimothy Edward Wade - San Clemente, CA

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A small plaque near the El Portal pedestrian entrance to San Clemente Beach.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 5/20/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsJohn C. Calhoun - Pickens, SC, USA

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"John Caldwell Calhoun (March 18, 1782 – March 31, 1850) was an American statesman and political theorist from South Carolina, who now is best remembered for his strong defense of slavery."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker

location: South Carolina

date approved: 5/20/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsElinor Knight - Pickens, SC, USA

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Ms Knight took the initative to form a garden club in her community to brighten the public properties and roads.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker

location: South Carolina

date approved: 5/20/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsSuperior Livestock Auction - Fort Worth Stockyards - Fort Worth, TX

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The Superior Livestock Auction, who innovated the way cattle are marketed, are honored with a star on the Texas Trail of Fame in the Fort Worth Stockyards, Fort Worth, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 5/19/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsStockyards Commission Companies - Fort Worth Stockyards - Fort Worth, TX

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The Commission Companies that contributed to the success of The Stockyards are honored with a star on the Texas Trail of Fame in the Fort Worth Stockyards, Fort Worth, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 5/19/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsAlice O'Neill Avery Rose Garden - Ladera Ranch, CA

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A small rose garden in Ladera Ranch.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 5/19/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsBuck Taylor - Fort Worth Stockyards - Fort Worth, TX

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Artist and actor, of "Gunsmoke" fame, Buck Taylor is honored with a star on the Texas Trail of Fame in the Fort Worth Stockyards, Fort Worth, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 5/19/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsCharles de Gaulle, Ste Geneviève des Bois, Essonne ,France

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Hommage à l'Appel du 18 juin du Général de Gaulle / Tribute to the Appeal of June 18 General de Gaulle

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Gâtinaise

location: Île-de-France, France

date approved: 5/19/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsJack Patterson - Patterson, CA

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A flagpole to Jack Patterson,

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: Colorado

date approved: 5/18/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsT W Patterson - Patterson, CA

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A memorial to T W Patterson in Patterson, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 5/18/2016

last visited: never

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