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National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

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Address: 2177 Puowaina Dr, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-1729
Phone Number: 808-532-3720
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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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This is where veterans and their spouses are laid to rest. I have two grandfathers and my grandmother buried there. It is wonderful to pay your respects to those who have served... read more

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is where veterans and their spouses are laid to rest. I have two grandfathers and my grandmother buried there. It is wonderful to pay your respects to those who have served and this place is a profoundly appropriate place to do so.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Should be mandatory to appreciate the sacrifices made by so many. A lovely memorial to spend a few minutes meditating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've been to many National Cemeteries, including Arlington, and this one is one of the most moving I've ever been to. Do yourself a favor and take the time to visit, it is a remarkable piece of history. Walk up to the look-out for a stunning view of Waikiki, but take the time to view and read the monuments remembering... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of my favorite places on the island. Beautiful, quiet, peaceful. A wonderful morning walking place (they open at 8am). The overlook at the top gives a full vista of Diamond Head and Waikiki, all the way to the airport. The broad staircase to the memorial flanks names of soldiers lost in numerous wars. The Visitors Center at the top... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The history and beauty and emotion around this resting place of so many military personnel was very special, to never be forgotten.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Definitely take the time to go visit. It is a really beautiful place with sobering importance. The layout is really unique.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a place that will interest many visitors, especially those who love history. There are amazing historical mosaics behind the monument building which includes a parking area and restrooms. These mosaics meticulously represent every battle of World War II in a colorful artistic manner. There is also a small chapel where visitors may sit and reflect and honor those... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While not knowing of anyone specifically buried there, my wife and I visited anyway. The cemetery is located inside Punchbowl crater, located in the hills behind Honolulu (from the ocean). It is beautifully maintained and is a real monument to the men who are buried there. The views of Honolulu, especially coming back down the hill are beautiful, and one... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was on a tour bus that drove through the cemetery. Its the perfect for reflection and a quiet walk amongst heroes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cemetery is a must stop for all visitors, particularly American, to think back to all the lives lost during WWII.

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