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National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

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Address: 2177 Puowaina Dr, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-1729
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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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A little Bit of History

We drove through this cemetery as part of a tour with Robert's. Our guide, Cousin Dorothy, made a somewhat somber location a historical marvel and really helped us understand... read more

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Fargo, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We drove through this cemetery as part of a tour with Robert's. Our guide, Cousin Dorothy, made a somewhat somber location a historical marvel and really helped us understand this cemetery's significance in Hawaiian History. I am glad we had a chance to understand this part of history.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We try to visit here as often as we can ~ when we are in Oahu ~ This is a MUST See ~ After looking at the Memorial, PLEASE be sure to take a stroll up the Hill to the Scenic Look-Out ~ YOU WILL NOT BE SORRY ~ the views are Breathtaking

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We only viewed from a bus tour, but well worth the visit. Quite stunning in its atmosphere and quietly comforting to know that our Service People are "taken care of".

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Columbus, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We drive up to the punch bowl as part of another tour. We had no idea the cemetery was there. It's a beautiful spot but not much to do. They view was the best part.

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was on our "to do" list but one we could have skipped over. We had our own car and were glad we were able to get there, spend a short time and move on. It was peaceful but not overly informative.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A Memorial Cemetery is a Memorial Cemetery in that if your interested in looking over headstones etc of soldiers who died in the war/wars then aside from the emotional memories and praise that one feels for those that fought for a free world it just wasn't a highlight for us. The war Memorial in Canberra is another story.

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful vista to honor the US military who served in the Pacific theater. Space shuttle Ellison Onizuka is buried here along with golf legend Walter J Nagorski. One of the best vistas of Waikiki can be had from the entrance.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific is breath-taking. Peace is what you will experience. A national historical site you must visit at least once in your lifetime.

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although this is a hassle to find it is well worth the effort, the history, the spirit and the view are all worthwhile.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a drive by of this cemetery as part of a city tour. It was worth a quick look as the grounds are well maintained and the drive up to it has some great views of Honolulu.

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