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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 MemorialsPamatnik Hradske lesni cesty - Olomucany, Czech Republic

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    CS: Pamatnik Hradske lesni cesty // EN: Memorial Hradská forest roads

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

    location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

    date approved: 6/30/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsJohn Badollet ~ Vincennes, IN

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    This man of modest intelligence, achieved lofty positions.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Indiana

    date approved: 6/30/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsJohn Fredrick Young - St. John, NB, Canada

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    A large monument honoring John Fredrick Young who drowned while rescuing a young child, is located in the east side of King's Square in uptown St. John, New Brunswick.

    posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

    location: New Brunswick, Canada

    date approved: 6/29/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsAllen Brothers - Eagle Point, OR

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    This citizen memorial to three brothers resides within Bob Moore Park.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

    location: Oregon

    date approved: 6/29/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsRoger S. Webb - Boston, MA

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    This memorial honors Roger S. Webb for his role in preserving Boston's Old City Hall.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

    location: Massachusetts

    date approved: 6/28/2015

    last visited: 6/30/2010

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    Citizen MemorialsEdward H. Neuhart - Bolivar, MO

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    A pillar of the community

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Missouri

    date approved: 6/28/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsJulius Wiehl - Habruvka, Czech Republic

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    CS: Pamatnik Julia Wiehla // EN: Citizen Memorial of Julius Wiehl

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

    location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

    date approved: 6/28/2015

    last visited: 10/18/2014

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    Citizen MemorialsLeopold Grabner - Olomucany, Czech Republic

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    CS: Pamatnik Leopolda Grabnera // EN: Citizen Memorial of Leopold Grabner

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

    location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

    date approved: 6/25/2015

    last visited: 10/19/2014

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    Citizen MemorialsThomas Austin Yawkey - Boston, MA

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    This plaque is located inside Fenway Park in Boston.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

    location: Massachusetts

    date approved: 6/25/2015

    last visited: 6/29/2010

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    Citizen MemorialsThompson Park Plaque - Hardy, Ar.

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    This plaque mounted on a large boulder dedicates a pocket park to Audrey Thompson, Ph.D. The park is located at Main and Johnston Streets in Hardy, Ar.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

    location: Arkansas

    date approved: 6/25/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsPamátník V.V.Havelky a J.L.Zieglera

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    Památník - Vilém Venceslav Havelka a Dr. Josef Liboslav Ziegler /Memorial Vilem Venceslav Havelka and Dr. Josef Liboslav Ziegler

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member SherilynBrno

    location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

    date approved: 6/25/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsEarl Lestz - Hollywood, CA

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    Earl Lestz is the Master Planning Director of Plymouth Rock Studios.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

    location: California

    date approved: 6/25/2015

    last visited: 7/27/2014

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    Citizen MemorialsJohn Mathews - Eagle Point, OR

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    This citizen memorial resides in front of the Eagle Point Historical Museum.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

    location: Oregon

    date approved: 6/25/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsHitchcock Memorial Gateway - Geelong, Victoria

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    A memorial gateway into Johnstone park

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg

    location: Australia

    date approved: 6/25/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsGlennon Bishop - St. Charles, MO

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    The Missouri River landing, parking, museum and Veterans Memorial is now named for him in his memorial.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Missouri

    date approved: 6/25/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsAlice Hogg - London, UK

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    Although this monument is dedicated to both Quintin and Alice Hogg, only Quintin is depicted in the sculpture.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

    location: London, United Kingdom

    date approved: 6/19/2015

    last visited: 6/20/2015

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    Citizen MemorialsHitchcock Memorial Bandstand - Geelong , Victoria

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    One of only a few remaining bandstands of this design in Victoria

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg

    location: Western Australia, Australia

    date approved: 6/18/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsJiggs Kuck - Montague, CA

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    This citizen memorial flag pole was donated by the Montague Rotary in memory of a local citizen.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

    location: California

    date approved: 6/17/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsPioneers of Little Shasta Valley - Little Shasta, CA

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    This citizen memorial and historical marker is located in front of Little Shasta Church.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

    location: California

    date approved: 6/16/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsArchdeacon Dr. William James Armitage - Halifax, NS

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    St. Paul's is a church of firsts and superlatives. Standing opposite the city hall at the south end of the Grand Parade, a civic square in downtown Halifax, it has within an ornate bronze door which is, in part, a memorial to the Archdeacon.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

    location: Nova Scotia, Canada

    date approved: 6/16/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsJiri Janosik - Marsov, Czech Republic

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    CS: pomník Jiriho Janosika // EN: Citizen Memorial of Jiri Janosik

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

    location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

    date approved: 6/16/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsTommy Byrd - Elkton, FL

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    A memorial plaque for Tommy Byrd is located on the fence at the entrance to the Saint Ambrose Cemetery in Elkton, Florida, USA. He is one of approximately 500 individuals buried in the cemetery.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

    location: Florida

    date approved: 6/16/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsJoseph John Goldston - Goldston, NC

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    Small park in the center of town

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: North Carolina

    date approved: 6/16/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsEdmond "Bob" Barnes Memorial - Pleasant Hill, Louisiana

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    Monument is outside the American Legion Post 300, 23271 Highway 175 in Pleasant Hill, LA. It is along the highway with two other monuments - one to a Union Sergeant and to a Confederate Lt. General.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member kwashnak

    location: Louisiana

    date approved: 6/12/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsVivien Leigh - Shenley Road, Borehamwood, Herts, UK

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    This British Film Institute plaque, to Vivien Leigh, is located on the north west side of Shenley Road in Borehamwood. It is one of a series of plaques commemorating 100 years of cinema.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

    location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

    date approved: 6/12/2015

    last visited: never

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