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Outspoken1

Worker's Monuments/Memorial

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Greetings all!

 

As an Officer of Occupational Monuments, I probably decline 1-2 Waymarks a month that are memorials to workers who, often, were killed during the execution of their craft. Occupational Monuments requires a 3D sculpture of the occupation; the category is for a monument, not a memorial. Since the worker's memorials are not dedicated to one person, it does not fit in Citizen Memorials. And because the memorial is often honoring the sacrifices of the workers over a long period of time, instead of just one specific event, it does not fit in Disaster Memorials.

 

The other problem with Occupational Monuments is that a 3D sculpture is required. Again, I decline 1-4 Waymarks a month that have the occupation inscribed (etched) on the monument or there is only text about the occupation - no illustration. Again, there really is no category for this type of monument.

 

Any thoughts or guidance?

 

Take care, Outspoken1

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Wouldn't these fit with the Citizen's Memorial category?

 

If not, then we do have a gap that needs to be filled. . .

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I'll admit that I've run afoul of the legislation at "Citizen Memorials" in the past, but a literal interpretation of the guidelines leads us to believe that it DOES NOT allow such memorials:

 

"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

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• Occupational memorials.

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The upshot being that the Citizen Memorials group assumes that these would ALL be acceptable in "Worker's Monuments", many of which are not. Hence we do, indeed, seem to have a gap here.

 

Great idea for a new and needed category!

 

A caveat is that either or both of the present categories could be modified. It's not as though doing so would set a precedent.

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