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National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

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Address: 2177 Puowaina Dr, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-1729
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The resting place for more than 25,000 victims of three American Wars -...

The resting place for more than 25,000 victims of three American Wars - World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War – this is truly the “Cemetery of Heroes.” Punchbowl was formed some 75,000 to 100,000 years ago during the Honolulu period of secondary volcanic activity. A crater resulted from the ejection of hot lava through cracks in the old coral reefs that, at the time, extended to the foot of the Koolau Mountain Range. Of special note is a monument honoring Hawaii-born astronaut Ellison Onizuka, who perished aboard the Challenger space shuttle in 1986. Also noteworthy are the Courts of the Missing, white stone tablets bearing the names of those missing in action from World War II.

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Hawaii's Arlington

This is Hawaii's Arlington cemetery containing graves of veterans especially those of the wars in the Pacific. Located inside the extinct Punchbowl volcano, a lovely quiet place... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 October 2015
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Honolulu
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

This is Hawaii's Arlington cemetery containing graves of veterans especially those of the wars in the Pacific. Located inside the extinct Punchbowl volcano, a lovely quiet place and affords a fantastic view of Honolulu, Diamond Head and the ocean.

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Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

Drove here the day we had a car and explored. found my Great Uncle's name on the walls of the missing from WWII. beautiful place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

This was a wonderful day trip on memorial day. The Boy Scouts of America were placing flags on each and every grave sight. Also a memorial service was going on that day also. Lots of people in the punch bowl. It is very much like the National Cemetery in Arlington.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

Wouldn't have gone here on our own, but as part of the bus tour of Honolulu and to Pearl Harbor it was a nice trip. Not as impressive as Arlington, but I'm glad we saw it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015

We visited the national memorial cemetary of the Pacific as part of a tour. This memorial is in the crater of an extinct volcano. Beautiful and peaceful with some great views going up and down.

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North Side, Grand Cayman
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015

I am not keen on graveyards but this is a decent cemetery (the view heading up here is amazing btw). I love the meaning behind it and the statues and memorial walls are great. But my honest opinion is to do this on a tour bus stop. To me it's more worth it because it is part of a a... More 

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Macon, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

I am proud to be an American. As we travel the world, it moves me how beautiful the national memorials are. It is such a peaceful resting place for our soldiers. I know as an adult--American men and women have died for my freedom. But when I see all the name list--- that seem endless on the granite it truly... More 

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Vernon, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

Driving up and into the crater, you see vast open green areas and the main memorial in the distance. Upon closer inspection, you soon notice countless markers of the thousands who lost their lives in the many military encounters in the Pacific. You could spend hours reading and studying the history of the battles and wandering amongst the tombstones discovering... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

This Memorial is a breathtaking site. Everyone thinks about just Pearl Harbour, but this memorial takes it to a whole new level. This memorial shows there was so much more to the Battle for the Pacific and the countless number of lives lost. The main memorial is all the way on the back of the grounds, and is a site... More 

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Waialua, HI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

I most esp liked the Hx of WWII in the Pacific done in mosaics at the top -in HS we mostly just studied the European theatre of Operations so this was very educational for me and I also asked if there would be room for my husband and I to be buried there and we are already out of luck... More 

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