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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 MemorialsColonel Frederick Wilhelm Victor Blees - Macon, MO

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    A birthday gift in 1902, and again in 2002

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Missouri

    date approved: 1/26/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsGary Wiggins - New Cambria, MO

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    Dedicated to former State Representative Gary Wiggins.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Missouri

    date approved: 1/26/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsColonel R. S. Bevier - Bevier, MO

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    "Bevier was laid out and platted in 1858 along a new railroad line. It was named for Kentucky native Col. Robert Bevier, who afterward became a leader of the Confederate army." ~ Wikipedia

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Missouri

    date approved: 1/26/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsMarais Des Cygnes Massacre Monument - Trading Post, Ks.

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    This obelisk memorializes the victims of the Marais Du Cygne Massacre of 1858.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

    location: Kansas

    date approved: 1/26/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsFrantišek Pawlu (Pavlu) - Brno, Czech Republic

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    Památník venovaný Františkovi Pawlu (Pavlu) na Konecného námestí v Brne / Memorial to František Pawlu (Pavlu) at Konecného Square in Brno

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun

    location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

    date approved: 1/26/2015

    last visited: 1/29/2015

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    Citizen MemorialsKen Hagen - Ashland, OR

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    This citizen memorial resides in Railroad Park.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

    location: Oregon

    date approved: 1/26/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsJacob Thompson - Ashland, OR

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    This citizen memorial is located just north of Lithia Park and just south of City Hall.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

    location: Oregon

    date approved: 1/26/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsBernd Rosemeyer - Memorial, Autobahn A5, Walldorf/Mörfelden, Germany

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    Bernd Rosemeyer was killed during a land speed record attempt on the Autobahn between Frankfurt and Darmstadt on January 28, 1938

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member g300td

    location: Hessen, Germany

    date approved: 1/22/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsMoorefield Memorial Highway - Batesburg SC

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    Moorefield Memorial Highway Marker along US 178 which is also named the Moorefield Memorial Highway throughout South Carolina.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member gpsblake

    location: South Carolina

    date approved: 1/22/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsJohn Roan - St Alfege Church, Greenwich High Road, London, UK

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    This memorial plaque to John Roan is set into the wast face of St Alfege's church, on the west side of Greenwich High Road, in the centre of Greenwich.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

    location: London, United Kingdom

    date approved: 1/21/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsMary Lee Pettit - Cartersville, GA

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    The beginning and the end, all I can find

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Georgia

    date approved: 1/20/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsTheresa Moshier - Town of Oswego, NY

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    Painted fire hydrant and marker dedicated to Theresa Moshier, a local volunteer firefighter and EMT who was a victim of Domestic Violence.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

    location: New York

    date approved: 1/20/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsVirginia Seal Wagner - Bay St. Louis. Ms.

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    This brass plaque rests in front of the pole on the lawn of the Hancock Bank - 100 South Beach Boulevard in Bay St. Louis, Ms.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

    location: Mississippi

    date approved: 1/20/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsForster Commagere Memorial - Bay St. Louis, Ms.

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    This grey granite slab type obelisk is located on the northeast grounds of the Hancock County Courthouse - 152 Main Street in Bay St. Louis.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

    location: Mississippi

    date approved: 1/20/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsRev. Larry Steven Nix - Saluda County, SC

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    Roadside memorial dedicated to Rev. Larry Steven Nix.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member gpsblake

    location: South Carolina

    date approved: 1/20/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsWilliam Harrell Felton - Cartersville, GA

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    As you look a the photos, the church mentioned is in the location view just behind the oblisek

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Georgia

    date approved: 1/20/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsLeonhard Euler - Riehen, BS, Switzerland

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    A plaque for Leonhard Euler at a house next to the church of Riehen.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

    location: Nordwestschweiz (AG/BL/BS), Switzerland

    date approved: 1/19/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsPrincess Diana Rose Garden - Kamloops, BC

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    At the end of Maxwell Avenue on the north side of the Nicola River, this park has quite a few facilities available for not a large park. Of course, the major sponsor for the park was the Rotary Club of Merritt.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

    location: British Columbia, Canada

    date approved: 1/19/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsErnst Reuter — Leer (Ostfriesland), Germany

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    Memorial for Ernst Reuter (* 29 July 1889 in Apenrade; † 29 September 1953 in Berlin), 1st Governing Mayor of West Berlin 1947 – 1953, who spent his childhood days in Leer

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member prussel

    location: Niedersachsen, Germany

    date approved: 1/19/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsJames Weasmer - Cassville, MO

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    Memorial is in Cassville, but he lived in Eagle Rock and is buried in Golden.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Missouri

    date approved: 1/17/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsWayne Hamilton - Galena, MO

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    Political with a reputation for honesty

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Missouri

    date approved: 1/15/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsPavillon Sentier Transcanadien Memory. -Rosemère. -Québec.

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    Pavillon Sentier Transcanadian Memory. -Rosemère. -Québec. Trail Pavilion TransCanadian Memory. -Rosemère. -Québec.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member colibris7

    location: Quebec, Canada

    date approved: 1/14/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsHommage aux Sœurs de la Providence. -Mascouche. -Québec.

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    Hommage aux Sœurs de la Providence. -Mascouche. -Québec. Tribute to the Sisters of Providence. -Mascouche. -Québec.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member colibris7

    location: Quebec, Canada

    date approved: 1/14/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsMrs. Arilla Patton - Grants Pass, OR

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    This citizen memorial resides in front of the Josephine County Courthouse in downtown Grants Pass.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

    location: Oregon

    date approved: 1/13/2015

    last visited: never

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    Citizen MemorialsPrincess Diana Rose Garden - Kamloops, BC

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    Riverside Park in Kamloops was begun in 1905, on the former site of a lumber mill and a pig farm. Since its inception it has been the major park in the city, with the greatest number of amenities. It is far and away the most used park in the city.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

    location: British Columbia, Canada

    date approved: 1/13/2015

    last visited: never

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