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“Time Well Spent”

National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
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US$160.00*
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Ranked #8 of 322 things to do in Honolulu
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Owner description: 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.
Central NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Time Well Spent”
Reviewed 2 July 2012

We've been to Normandy and the National Cemetery there. Both anchor WWII and the cost of war very well, with respect and honor. It was nice to see families spending time at their loved one's grave having a picnic.

Visited June 2012
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Wichita, Kansas
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“great follow up to Pearl Harbor”
Reviewed 2 July 2012

Great follow up to Arizona tour. We used the gps to find the memorial and cemetary about 10 minutes from Wikiki The view of Honolulu was great. The visitor center was a disgrace to the veterans, but the memorial itself was breathtaking and somber tribute to those buried there.

Visited June 2012
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Rolla, Missouri
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Punchbowl, same as Nat'l Cemetary of the Pacific.”
Reviewed 1 July 2012

This is the same as the National Cemetary of the Pacific--Punchbowl.

Visited June 2012
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Rolla, Missouri
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57 reviews
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“Honoring our fallen Heroes.”
Reviewed 1 July 2012

What's not to like if you go there with the right attitude?

Visited June 2012
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Scotland
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“Peaceful”
Reviewed 1 July 2012

It is well looked after with information available in the vistors centre

Visited June 2012
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