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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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  • Location
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Image for Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa - St Stephen's Green, Dublin, Irelandview gallery

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Citizen MemorialsJeremiah O'Donovan Rossa - St Stephen's Green, Dublin, Ireland

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This memorial to Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa is located close to the northern corner of St Stephen's Green in Dublin. Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa was an Irish Fenian leader and prominent member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Dublin, Ireland

date approved: 4/20/2016

last visited: 7/3/2019

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Citizen MemorialsHand of Hope

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This sculpture at St Theresa Church commemorates all victims of addiction.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member haggaeus

location: Dublin, Ireland

date approved: 9/1/2013

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsMiami Showband Memorial - Parnell Square North, Dublin, Ireland

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The Miami Showband memorial, entitled "Let's Dance", is to the memory of three of the band that were murdered in 1975. The sculpted memorial, by Redmond Herrity, is located on the north west side of Parnell Square.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Dublin, Ireland

date approved: 4/7/2016

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsRobert Halpin - Wicklow, IE

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A memorial to Captain Robert Halpin, a native of Wicklow, who interconnected 19th century world with submarine telegraph cables.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member haggaeus

location: Leinster, Ireland

date approved: 9/14/2012

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsRobert Corry - Elmwood Hall - Belfast

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A memorial mosaic to Robert Corry, at the entrance to the former Elmwood Presbyterian church on University Road, Belfast.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Ulster, Ireland

date approved: 2/5/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsJimbo and Hugo - McPeakes, Springfield Rd. - Belfast

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A plaque on corner of Springfield & Falls Roads, Belfast, dedicated to Jimbo and Hugo.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Ulster, Ireland

date approved: 2/5/2017

last visited: never

Image for McLarnon, McCabe and Doherty - Linden Street, off Lower Falls Road - Belfastview gallery

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Citizen MemorialsMcLarnon, McCabe and Doherty - Linden Street, off Lower Falls Road - Belfast

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A plaque to commemorate the deaths of three people killed by the Crown forces in 1981.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Ulster, Ireland

date approved: 2/6/2017

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsFrancis Anderson Calder - Custom House Square - Belfast

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Francis Calder Commemorative Fountain - The founder of the USPCA is remembered in Custom House Square.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Ulster, Ireland

date approved: 2/13/2017

last visited: 7/7/2018

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