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“A beautiful setting”

National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
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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.
Redding, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“A beautiful setting”
Reviewed 22 November 2013

A gorgeous setting for a cemetery. My only issue is that I have been to many military cemeteries around the world and the use of headstones for me personally is a lot more thought provoking than the ground level markers that are used here. That being said, don't miss this.

Visited December 2012
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Newcastle, Australia
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“Interesting”
Reviewed 22 November 2013

Our tour bus took us through the cemetery. As you're not permitted to disembark from buses, our driver gave a solemn description to us about the cemetery, and who was buried there. The driver was very informative. This is a historic place of interest and well worth a visit.

Visited November 2013
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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“Beautiful location honoring fallen patriots”
Reviewed 17 November 2013

The setting is very pretty and coupled with the quiet is very solemn. The views of Honolulu are very nice. It is worth the time to visit. The walk to the top requires good shoes and stamina.

Visited October 2013
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Mt Vernon IL
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“Heart felt”
Reviewed 11 November 2013

Another place that if you didn't get the chills or feel like you were standing on hallowed ground, then your ether dead or you should be.

Visited October 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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“Beautiful Place To Honor Those Who Served”
Reviewed 9 November 2013

Punchbowl is a beautiful, awe-inspiring place to take in the natural beauty of the crater itself while remembering those who served.

Visited April 2013
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