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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 MemorialsRansom Asa Moore – rural Kewaunee, WI

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    This memorial marker was placed in front of the Ransom Asa Moore log cabin near Kewaunee.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

    location: Wisconsin

    date approved: 3/25/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsWill Rogers Memorial - Claremore, OK

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    This memorial to Will Rogers by the Air Transport Association is one of several on the wall of the Will Rogers Memorial Museum.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

    location: Oklahoma

    date approved: 3/25/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsElizabeth K. Gordon - Claremore, OK

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    Elizabeth Gordon was influential in much of the growth of Claremore in her lifetime.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

    location: Oklahoma

    date approved: 3/25/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsProf. Ing. Zdenek Elger - Brno, Czech Republic

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    CZ: pametni deska s reliéfem Prof. Ing. Zdenka Elgera // EN: A commemorative plaque with a relief of Prof. Ing. Zdenek Elger

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

    location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

    date approved: 3/25/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsVictims Rights Memorial - Claremore, OK

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    This monument is in memory of three women whose lives were ended in violence.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

    location: Oklahoma

    date approved: 3/25/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsOcie Mayberry - Claremore, OK

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    Ocie Mayberry was a organizer and community icon in Claremore.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

    location: Oklahoma

    date approved: 3/25/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsFrances Dougherty Potts - Dougherty Cemetery - Dougherty, TX

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    A memorial to Frances Dougherty Potts stands inside historic Dougherty Cemetery, Dougherty, TX. Mrs. Potts was the granddaughter of R.N. Potts, who provided land for this cemetery, and she cared for it in her own way.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

    location: Texas

    date approved: 3/25/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsDana Michelle Storey memorial playground - Saluda SC

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    plaque to honor a playground named after Dana Michelle Storey who died way too young at the age of 7

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member gpsblake

    location: South Carolina

    date approved: 3/25/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsShriner Memorial - Will Rogers - Claremore, OK

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    This memorial to Will Rogers was sculpted by a famed sculptor of the time.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

    location: Oklahoma

    date approved: 3/25/2015

    last visited: 3/10/2013

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    Citizen MemorialsA Tribute from Apollo 14 - Will Rogers - Claremore, OK

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    Never has a man touched so many areas of endeavor as America's Favorite Son, Will Rogers.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

    location: Oklahoma

    date approved: 3/25/2015

    last visited: 3/10/2013

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    Citizen MemorialsFriend of the Boy - Will Rogers - Claremore, OK

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    One of approximately a dozen plaques along this wall, dedicated to and honoring Will Rogers.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

    location: Oklahoma

    date approved: 3/25/2015

    last visited: 3/10/2013

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    Citizen MemorialsA Cherokee Favorite Son - Will Rogers - Claremore, OK

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    Proud of his Cherokee heritage, Will Rogers is remembered fondly by the Pocahontas Club.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

    location: Oklahoma

    date approved: 3/25/2015

    last visited: 3/10/2013

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    Citizen MemorialsPress Association Memorial - Will Rogers - Claremore, OK

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    Active in a wide variety of endeavors, Will Rogers has been commemorated by numerous organizations.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

    location: Oklahoma

    date approved: 3/25/2015

    last visited: 3/10/2013

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    Citizen MemorialsWill Rogers - A True Elk - Claremore, OK

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    The Elks have dedicated this plaque to Will Rogers, a lifetime member.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

    location: Oklahoma

    date approved: 3/25/2015

    last visited: 3/10/2013

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    Citizen MemorialsBrother William Penn Rogers - Claremore, OK

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    This granite memorial is located on the exterior wall of the Will Rogers Memorial Museum.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

    location: Oklahoma

    date approved: 3/25/2015

    last visited: 3/10/2013

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    Citizen MemorialsWill Rogers Highway - Claremore, OK

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    Favorite son, Will Rogers, is widely commemorated in the city of Claremore, as he is nationwide.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

    location: Oklahoma

    date approved: 3/25/2015

    last visited: 3/10/2013

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    Citizen MemorialsThomas Morgan ~ Winfield, KS

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    High school boy drowned attempting to save a friend, on the old high school grounds

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Kansas

    date approved: 3/25/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsF. Adamec - Brno, Czech Republic

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    Pametní deska venovaná F. Adamcovi na námestí 28. dubna

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun

    location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

    date approved: 3/25/2015

    last visited: 3/26/2015

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    Citizen MemorialsJosef Sotola - Lipuvka, Czech Republic

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    CZ: Pamatnik Josefa Sotola // EN: The memorial plaque Josef Sotola

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

    location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

    date approved: 3/25/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsFrancis II Rákóczi / František II. Rákóczi / II. Rákóczi Ferenc - Jesuit House for Professed (Prague)

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    Depicted bronze memorial tablet, devoted to Hungarian national hero Francis II Rákóczi (František II. Rákóczi/II. Rákóczi Ferenc), you can find on the eastern facade of Jesuit House for Professed (Jesuitský profesní dum) in Prague' Lesser Town.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

    location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

    date approved: 3/18/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsLeland Stanford - Memorial Church - Stanford University - Palo Alto, CA

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    This memorial plaque resides in front of Memorial Church on the Stanford University campus.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

    location: California

    date approved: 3/18/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsPete Nelson Memorial Plaque - Libby, MT

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    Lee Gehring Memorial Field is on the north end of town, at California Avenue and Second Street, just south of the railroad tracks.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

    location: Montana

    date approved: 3/15/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsTrojpamátník (Anton Kolig, Julius Newald, Alfred Neubauer) - Nový Jicín, Czech Republic

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    Trojpamátník (Anton Kolig, Julius Newald, Alfred Neubauer) v Novém Jicíne

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun

    location: Moravskoslezsky kraj, Czech Republic

    date approved: 3/15/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsIra E. Bonde - Palo Alto, CA

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    A citizen memorial resides next to a footbridge spanning San Francisquito Creek.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

    location: California

    date approved: 3/15/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsCarry A. Nation - Kiowa, KS

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    Site of Carrie Nation, and friends, first assault upon the demon rum and its friends. She never used the "hatchet" until her visit to Wichita.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Iowa

    date approved: 3/15/2015

    last visited: never

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