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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 MemorialsDavid White - ECU - Ada, OK

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This is a most unusual memorial to a well respected geologist.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 8/26/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsCapitaine Ferdinand Ferber - Boulogne sur mer - France

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[EN] Tribute to a pioneer of aviation [FR] Hommage à un pionnier de l'aviation

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France

date approved: 8/26/2016

last visited: 8/20/2016

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Citizen MemorialsMultiple unknowns - Murfreesboro TN

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Small burial area located on the grounds of the VA hospital.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member haole122

location: Tennessee

date approved: 8/26/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsMorris Frank Taylor - Bear Creek Cemetery - Euless, TX

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A memorial to Morris Frank Taylor stands just inside the gate of historic Bear Creek Cemetery, Euless, TX, noting his outstanding contributions to the preservation of this cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 8/24/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsCasey Tibbs - Fort Worth Stockyards - Fort Worth, TX

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Rodeo cowboy and actor/stuntman Casey Tibbs 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: 8/24/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsHRH Albert Victor Christian Edward, the Duke of Clarence & Avondale -- Praed St, City of Westminster, London, UK

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A plaque along Praed Street at Clarence Memorial Wing of St Mary's Hospital, placed in honor of HRH Albert Victor Christian Edward, the Duke of Clarence & Avondale

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/24/2016

last visited: 8/26/2016

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Citizen MemorialsMitzi Lucas Riley - Fort Worth Stockyards - Fort Worth, TX

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Daughter of legendary cowgirl Tad Lucas, trick rider Mitzi Lucas Riley is honored with a star of her own on the Texas Trail of Fame in the Fort Worth Stockyards, Fort Worth, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 8/24/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsJames F. Wilkinson - Flower Mound Heritage Walk - Flower Mound, TX

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A sign on the Flower Mound Heritage Walk provides a little history about Waketon resident, James F. Wilkinson, a local farmer whose hog-slaughter fed his neighbors.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 8/24/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsDoc Frederic Robertson - Flower Mound Heritage Walk - Flower Mound, TX

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A sign on the Flower Mound Heritage Walk provides a little history about Waketon resident, Doc Frederic Robertson, who was a prominent farmer in the area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 8/24/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsRear Admiral Desmond William Piers - Chester, NS, Canada

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Rear Admiral Piers was a lifelong serviceman, serving in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1932 to 1967. For courageous service in the Battle of the Atlantic he received the Distinguished Service Cross.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 8/23/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsLinda Pope Field - Orem, Utah

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Ballfield dedicated to Linda Pope

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member UtahSteve

location: Utah

date approved: 8/23/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsBeulah Patterson Brown - Newark Valley, NY

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"Beulah Patterson Brown was a pioneer woman... She came with her five sons in 1796 to Newark Valley" This is a stone to honor her. Her grave is also in the cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 8/22/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsMerideth Rae DeVore - Marthasville, MO

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I found absolute zero on this person

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 8/22/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsSam O. Hudson - Flower Mound Heritage Walk - Flower Mound, TX

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A sign on the Flower Mound Heritage Walk provides a little history about Waketon resident, Sam O. Hudson, who went from living in a hole in the ground to a pretty nice piece of property here, once owned by Simpson Wakefield, Waketon's namesake.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 8/20/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsDr. Peter Sammartino - New York, NY

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A citizen memorial in the main lobby of the Ellis Island Immigration Museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 8/18/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsHenry S. Johnston Memorial Highway - Perry, OK

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West of Perry, this highway commemorates a former governor of Oklahoma, and resident of Perry.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 8/18/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsAndrew J. Robertson - Flower Mound Heritage Walk - Flower Mound, TX

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A sign on the Flower Mound Heritage Walk provides a little history about Waketon resident, Andrew J. Robertson, who ran a syrup mill here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 8/18/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsTom "Pops" Carter - Blues Musician - Denton, TX

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A stained-glass memorial to Pops Carter, blues legend, in Quakertown Park - Denton, TX. The artist is Christie A. Wood and the memorial was dedicated on September 20, 2014. #4290

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TerraViators

location: Texas

date approved: 8/18/2016

last visited: 8/6/2016

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Citizen MemorialsWomen and Families Fighting Breast Cancer (Boston Market) - Addison, TX

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Women and families who are fighting breast cancer are honored with a plaque at the entrance to the Boston Market at 15050 Marsh Ln, Addison, TX. Mrs. QDV is a brave survivor.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 8/17/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsWillie Robertson - Flower Mound Heritage Walk - Flower Mound, TX

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A sign on the Flower Mound Heritage Walk provides a little history about Waketon resident, Willie Robertson, the town blacksmith whose hobby was photography. He is responsible for most of the photos here on the Heritage Walk.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 8/17/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsDave Menke - Tulelake National Wildlife Refuge Discovery Trail - Tulelake, CA

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A citizen memorial plaque is monumented on a boulder at the beginning of the Discovery Trail and near a building that is named after the individual being memorialized.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 8/16/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsDave Menke - Tulelake National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center - Tulelake, CA

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A citizen memorial plaque and sculpture reside inside the Tulelake National Wildlife Refuge visitor center.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 8/16/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsHerbert Ashcombe Walker KCB -- Waterloo Station, London, Lambeth, UK

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Just inside the York Road entrance to London's Waterloo Station, affixed to the wall you will find a small bronze memorial to Sir Herbert Ashcombe Walker KCB KCB

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/15/2016

last visited: 8/16/2016

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Citizen MemorialsProfessor Dr. Fritz Voelcker - Speyer, Rhineland-Palatinate (RLP), Germany

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Birthplace of Professor Dr. Fritz Voelcker in the pedestrian zone in Speyer.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 8/14/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsL. R. Harrill - Ellerbe, NC, USA

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A short drive to the outskirts of Ellerbe, NC is Camp Millstone 4H Camp. Lots of youth involve with 4H are familiar with this venue. Mr. Harrill is instrumental in developing activities such as this camp for 4-H'ers.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker

location: North Carolina

date approved: 8/14/2016

last visited: 8/14/2016

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