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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:
Updated rules as of October 10th, 2019.

Please read through before submitting.

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 lifetime 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 distinguish 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:
Updated rules as of October 10th, 2019.
Please read through before submitting.

Your tasks

✔ Find

A cenotaph, a cairn, a plaque, or similar object that is dedicated to an individual or a group of people.
✔ Take pictures

Minimum of two photographs are required.

Do not include your GPS unit in the photographs.

(a) An overall picture of the memorial in context of its location; and

(b) A close up of the sign. This is a requirement; if there is no 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’.)

✔ Name

Name of the person or group of people being recognized – Community, (State/Province), Country.

Do not include the object's name, just the person or persons being honoured. [Effective October 10th, 2019]

Acceptable - Albert Einstein — Prague, Czech Republic
Not acceptable - Albert Einstein Orientation Table — Prague, Czech Republic

✔ Detailed description

The full text of the Citizen Memorial plaque and/or sign must be included in the detailed description. [Effective March 18th, 2012]

In addition, it is greatly appreciated to have more information about the people being honoured. We know that occasionally getting more about the person is difficult, therefore 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.

✔ 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.

✔ 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 MemorialsBrandon James Schmidt - Windsnest Park Memorial Plaque - West Olive, Michigan

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A Memorial Plaque in Windsnest Park

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member theHostas

location: Michigan

date approved: 10/27/2020

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsTucker Connally - Colorado Springs, CO

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A memorial to Tucker Connally, who was instrumental in creating the trail system in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog

location: Colorado

date approved: 10/26/2020

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsSir Jean Lomer Gouin (1861 - 1929) - Montréal, Québec

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un monument situé dans le parc Lomer Gouin à Montréal, Québec / a monument located in the Lomer Gouin park in Montréal, Quebec

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member oiseau_ca

location: Québec, Canada

date approved: 10/26/2020

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsJames H. Malone - Memphis TN

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The 35th mayor of Memphis, 1906-1910. Author of "The Chickasaw Nation". He shared a legal office on the 11th floor of the exchange building, overlooking Court Square.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/24/2020

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsRyan Paul Exline - Durham, NC

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A memorial dedicated to a student at Duke Univeristy.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member outdoorsoccer

location: North Carolina

date approved: 10/20/2020

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsEdmond Leuschner - Smithville, TX

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Plaque is at the base of a pedestal clock located in front of Smithville City Hall.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 10/20/2020

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsJohn W. Myers - Lancaster, CA

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John W. Myers recognized at Lancaster's Aerospace Walk of Honor

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tung8

location: California

date approved: 10/19/2020

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsHenry Van Ness Boynton - Chattanooga TN

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Henry Van Ness Boynton Born West Stockbridge, Mass. July 22, 1835

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/19/2020

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsFrank Turner - Plano, TX

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A memorial listing the work and honoring the achievements of longtime public servant, Frank Turner, is attached to a wall at the stairs leading up to the ArtCentre of Plano, 902 E 16th St, Plano, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 10/17/2020

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsF. L. Backes - New Haven, MO

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Small "garden style area in front of the main steps...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 10/15/2020

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsMary G. Schwaller - New Haven, MO

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Small "garden style area in front of the main steps...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 10/15/2020

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsThe Unborn - Assumption Catholic Church - New Haven, MO

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Memorial are the rear of church, main parking area for church..

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 10/15/2020

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsJohn Dugger - Bethesda, Maryland

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Trailside memorial along the Capital Crescent Trail near the old Tunnel.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose

location: Maryland

date approved: 10/15/2020

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsLily Barber and Joyce Porter - Astbury, Cheshire, UK

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A stone tablet in memory of Lily Barber and Joyce Porter located by the gate into St Mary's Church on Peel Lane in the village of Astbury.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman

location: North West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/15/2020

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsSusan Brownell Anthony - Adams, MA

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A plaque honoring abolitionist, social reformer, and woman's rights activist Susan B. Anthony is located in front of 2 Park Street (Route 8) in Adams, MA.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 10/15/2020

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsCharles S. B. Lyles - Washington, OK

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This memorial to Charles S. B. Lyles is on an entry pillar at Washington Cemetery, southeast of Washington, Oklahoma.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/12/2020

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsAugust & Lucy Lettinga - Wayland, Michigan

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A Citizens Memorial located in Wayland, Michigan.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member theHostas

location: Michigan

date approved: 10/11/2020

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsAnna Dagny Johnson - Key Largo, Florida, USA

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A citizen memorial located in a Florida State Park on Key Largo.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BoomersOTR

location: Florida

date approved: 10/11/2020

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsEdvige and Federico Kever - Caslano, TI, Switzerland

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A bronze sculpture of a reading woman in front of the municipal library of Caslano commemorates two benefactors of the community, Edvige and Federico Kever.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Ticino, Switzerland

date approved: 10/10/2020

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsAll Babies Lost to Abortion - St John's, NFLD, Canada

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A Knights of Columbus memorial to aborted babies

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Bon Echo

location: Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

date approved: 10/7/2020

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsA.R. "Alex" Schell, III - Plano, TX

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A memorial to Alex Schell, III is in the sidewalk in front of the A.R. Schell Insurance Agency, which he owned and where he worked for many years while working as a public servant.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 10/6/2020

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsMark Wallock - Cache, OK

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A memorial to Reverend Mark Wallock, who established a passion play in the Wichita Mountains in the 1920s, is in front of the Visitor's Center at the Holy City of the Wichitas, north of Cache, Oklahoma.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/6/2020

last visited: never

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This plaque, in memory of Reverend Mark Wallock, is on the base of the Christ of the Wichitas statue in the Holy City of the Wichitas, north of Cache, Oklahoma.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/6/2020

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsChief George Hudson - Eagletown, OK

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One of a group of five markers; two historical markers, and three plaques set in memory of Choctaw Chiefs; in Eagletown, Oklahoma.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/4/2020

last visited: never

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Citizen MemorialsChief Peter Pitchlynn - Eagletown, OK

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One of a group of five markers; two historical markers, and three plaques set in memory of Choctaw Chiefs; in Eagletown, Oklahoma.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/4/2020

last visited: never

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