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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 25 May 2014

It is a great place to walk through or one can also drive. There is a lookout at the very top that has a spectacular view of Honolulu and Waikiki. The monument has beautiful mozake art work.

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Reviewed 22 May 2014

Not only do you get to enjoy the moving experience that the builders of this military cemetery have created for visitors, but the views of the city as you drive up to the former volcano that now houses the cemetery are also worth the trip. Put this on your TO DO list.

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Reviewed 20 May 2014

There are few places where the impact of what price has been paid for our freedom can be felt than at the National memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. I love it here and have come several times. It is hard to describe in words what it feels like to come here. Both times I have been here as part of a tour. I still hope to return on my own so I can spend more time here walking around.

Hour of vising are from 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. - and 6:30 p.m. from March until the end of September.

There are some "noteworthy" soldiers who have been memorialized at this cemetery. One of them is Ellison Onazuka, from the space shuttle Challenger.

At certain times of the year, the cemetery is filled with flags and leis. You would be very lucky to come at such a time. However, it could be really crowded then, too. It's good to come here when there aren't crowds.

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Reviewed 20 May 2014

Stopped here after doing Diamondhead. Very moving! Wish I would have taken a few more pictures especially of the inside mosaic.

Thank Pam E
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

We know one there, but we know it is filled with heros. We love this very peaceful, hallowed ground. It is BEAUTIFUL, with a spectacular views.

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