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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.
Wollongong, Australia
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“Must Visit”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

Beautiful location / worth the time to pay yur respects. The viewis also amazing and the whole place is well maintained - never seen anything like it before.

Visited May 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Part of our tour”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

On the day we visited the cemetery we had just been to the arizona memorial, then the missouri and then the bus took us through Honolulu and the cemetery. it was a great addition to the historical story and whilst educational and informative was never dull.

Visited June 2014
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Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

A beautiful, somber place of reflection befitting those whose sacrificed so much for us. I wish Pearl Harbor was as aesthetically pleasing as the cemetery. The memorial is worth the walk up the steps...the mosaics are an artful representation of ugly conflicts and president Lincoln's words etched beneath Columbia are very moving. Beautiful views of Honolulu from the top, too.

Visited July 2014
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

This is another "don't miss" on your visit to Oahu. You don't want to pass this by. There is such a respect here and the graves are just a reminder that we do live in a sometimes dangerous world and so many men have given their lives for all of us that we need someplace as beautiful and purposeful as this to show them the respect that they deserve. We couldn't get out of the bus because there was some ceremony going on, but still it was worth the drive thru.

Visited June 2014
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“Quiet place”
Reviewed 5 July 2014

This is a very large cemetery. As we were on a bus, didn't get a chance to really look around. Interesting though.

Visited July 2014
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