National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu

National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
About
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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yukhojo
yukhojo34 contributions
PuncbowlSep2021
Sep 2021
A very solemn place to honor those whose lives were lost or are still missing from the SE Asia wars.
Its worth taking the time to read the history starting from WW2
Written September 30, 2021
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dennis d
Algonac, MI739 contributions
Visiting my parents resting place
Sep 2021
This place is a beautiful spot to look over the city of Honolulu and also to look over the resting spots of many servicemen that were killed in the pacific battles. You can feel the peace just by sitting and looking. The maps showing the battles is very informative and gives you an idea on the magnitude of the operation was to battle the enemy in so many places in the Pacific.
Written September 26, 2021
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CLReviewer
Washington DC, DC56 contributions
Great setting to honor our veterans
Sep 2021
Wonderful setting with great murals and history. Our veterans deserve this fitting memorial. Every American should visit this site.
Written September 18, 2021
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KSKELLION
8 contributions
sacred
Sep 2021
do not miss the opportunity to give thanks for their sacrifice . . . a lovely resting place . . . a heavenly view . . .
Written September 11, 2021
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Wheres_Baldo_US
16 contributions
Very Humbling Visit
Jul 2021
I have a retired Navy Master Chief friend who told me I needed to add the Punchbowl to my list of "must-sees" in Oahu. I still thank her. What a beautiful resting place for America's finest.
Written August 16, 2021
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GRMom
Miami35 contributions
Beautiful memorial for our heroes
Jul 2021
We were taken to this memorial by a tour guide as a bit of a surprise and I was taken aback that in my research I hadn't seen this as a must-see in Oahu. It was heartwarming to see how beautiful this final resting place is, an honor for all of our war heroes.
Written July 27, 2021
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Joanne8290
Las Vegas, NV72 contributions
Must see
Jul 2021
Drove through as part of the trolley we took. Breathing takingly beautiful resting place of our men and woman.
Written July 26, 2021
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Russell3939
Castle Rock, CO552 contributions
Amazing
Jul 2021 • Family
I’m surprised this is not talked about must sees in Oahu. We really enjoyed our visit. There are many men from Pearl Harbor buried here. They also have memorials for specific wars. Truly moving. The views of Waikiki on the drive up are amazing as well. This cemetery and monument are very well done.
Written July 24, 2021
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Brian Gaylor
Austin, TX39 contributions
Make history real
Jul 2021
Visiting this reminds us of all those who sacrificed so we can have what we have. Never crowed and worth the trip
Written July 6, 2021
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WrldTrvl_68
Houston, TX78 contributions
Beautiful tribute to those that fought
Jun 2021
Beautiful and somber area to pay respects to those that fought in war. Walking around the monument was worth it to see the mosaics about all the wars. Great views from the top of the crater.
Written June 28, 2021
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