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National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

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Address: 2177 Puowaina Drive, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813
Phone Number: 808-532-3720
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Description: The resting place for more than 25,000 victims of three American Wars...
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.
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The Price of Freedom, the Cost of War and The Lifetime of Pain in It's Aftermath

Awareness of The Sacrifice of those who kept our Freedom, The Pain of their Loss, The Never Ending Pride and Respect for those that give so much, this is what the National... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Montville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Awareness of The Sacrifice of those who kept our Freedom, The Pain of their Loss, The Never Ending Pride and Respect for those that give so much, this is what the National Memorial Cemetery means to me as I walk through the grounds. It's the Arlington Cemetery of the Pacific. It's on the National Registry of Historic Places. It is... More 

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Alameda, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

A very beautiful place, well worth the visit and spend a little time to checkout the tribute to all the wars the are posted.

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King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed our visit to the Punchbowl. The scenery was amazing, and we really enjoyed reading the mosaic tile displays/descriptions of the different battles - they were very well done and informative. Can easily recommend.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This site is very moving and quite large so make sure you wear walking shoes you could spend quite a long time hear

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portagelakesgoddess
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The immensity of the Punchbowl cemetery is overwhelming and beautiful at the same time. To see such a large memorial park inside of a crater is astounding and reflect in the chapel is very peaceful. A wonderful place to visit.

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New Jersey
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The cemetery contained an excellent presentation of WWII and other military campaigns in the rotunda at the top of the cemetery. It included both Korea and Viet Nam also. One could spend a few hours reading all the campaigns. Maps provide a quick overview for those that want to move quickly and get the major points of the action. Parking... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Moving through the displays it was a very graphic presentation of uniforms, weaponery, photography of the various conflicts from WW1 through to Korea. A well set out display and well worth the visit........which I might add was free!!! There is a well stocked shop though worth a visit.

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Troy, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Beautiful site, but made me sad. However, you should go there if you can. There is a site there for service people who were never identified. They are working with DNA now to identify the remains.

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Haltom City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Read the names on the gravestones. So many young men (and women, though we didn't come across their names). So many from the great State of New York. I wondered how many of their family members had been to visit their graves. We immediately located the names of a number of "Texans" as we walked. Our Flag was already at... More 

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Seal Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The Memorial is a tranquil resting place to contemplate the sacrifices that our veterans have made to ensure our freedoms. The breeze gently whispers through the trees while birds sing. My father lies under a flowering tree and when I visit him, I come away with a feeling of calm that he has such a tranquil memorial. It seems like... More 

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