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“The soldiers have a beautiful final resting place here.”

National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
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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.
Reviewed 27 September 2012

America,you do your fallen soldiers and their families a great service by buiding such a beautiful and dignified cemetary. We are from Canada,and are so impressed by the natural beauty and reverence of this place.It is breathtaking. The views from the top of this hill are probably some of the best in Honolulu.

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Reviewed 25 September 2012

The National Cemetery of the Pacific at Puowaina (aka Punchbowl) was once a gem in the uplands above Honolulu. It was a dignified resting place for servicemen of the US military. My maternal grandfather is also buried there.
The National Cemetery of the Pacific that I remember was a sprawling cemetery that looked darn near regal. The greens were verdant and well manicured.
Recent times and economic fallouts have led to reduced funding and poor management of the premises. The central monument is not receiving regular care. The lawn is brown and some burial plots are cordoned off over long periods of time for "maintenance".
The historical significance is implacable and many people have family ties to the place. The disrepair makes it a place that is increasingly less pleasant to visit. It is this significance that makes the attraction average instead of poor.

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Reviewed 24 September 2012

I believe this is the Punchbowl. The cemetery looks like any other cemetery. It has a special meaning since many of the dead from Pearl Harbor are buried there. Unfortunately visitors have carved their names in the trees which has defaced the property. Because of this the tour buses are not allowed to let their passengers disembark.

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Reviewed 24 September 2012

This is a beautiful kept cemetery in a lovely location. would probably not have gone if we were doing th trip ourselves but I was included in a city tour and we were very glad o have seen it .

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Reviewed 24 September 2012

We went and paid respects to an uncle. Were the first family member to do this. Took lots of pictures to share with family.

Thank kathy c
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