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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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We visited on a misty and rainy day and so were the only ones at the memorial. The views are amazing and the mosaics of the battles and campaigns informative and beautiful. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

We visited on a misty and rainy day and so were the only ones at the memorial. The views are amazing and the mosaics of the battles and campaigns informative and beautiful. We were not really sure what to expect but the visit was well worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

A huge sprawling cemetery with the graves of soldiers and civilians alike. I used to live on Oahu, and when I lived there, the boy scout troops from all over the island would come and put flags and leis on all the graves. Within an hour, the fields come alive again. A powerful place, and worth the visit.

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Winnipeg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Area beautifully landscaped. The trees are so enormous and spread over like an umbrella. On hillside and well maintained.

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Prince George, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We visited the Memorial Cemetery after our tour of Pearl Harbor (Discovery Tours). We didn't leave the bus to look around, but we were still impacted by this memorial - it's very humbling and provides a very realistic visual of all the lives of brave people who gave their lives. If visiting Oahu, this is a must visit!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

As you drive in, you can feel the emotions start to build. Then as you walk around, you see and read about all those brave souls buried there. It is so patriotic here and it is also a place to learn. The maps were informative and helpful as you go. May they all rest in peace.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I was unaware that Eddie Aikau's brother was buried there...and the cemetery is very well taken care of and deserved the respect given to visitors and

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

A little difficult to get to -- you must travel through a winding residential area to get to the entrance. However, once you get there, the views are spectacular. It is amazing how a volcano was turned into a cemetery.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

After visiting Pearl Harbor the tour bus I was on made a stop here. We weren't allowed to get out and look around but just driving through gives you a deep respect for the people that gave their lives for out country

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Working in Honolulu for the week, I took every opportunity to tour and pay honor to my Father and his best friend (growing up, I always thought he was my UNCLE Jack) who both served in World War II – Dad in Europe and Jack in the South Pacific on the B-25 Tondelayo. One cannot see a location like this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

After touring Pearl Harbor, our package including touring this National Memorial Cemetery as well as a city tour. We have taken this tour three times and highly recommend it. It is a beautiful place and should be visited by everyone touring Hawaii.

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