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National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed October 10, 2012

only drove thru this on a city tour but it was a beautiful location, neat and tidy and well kept would be worth staying longer

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Reviewed October 10, 2012

When we went to the Cemetery they just happen to be hosting the Medal of Honor Convention and dedicating a memorial plaque for the Medal of Honor Recipients. Met or got a chance to see 54 of the 82 living recipients. The cemetery it self is beautiful as are the others that I have visited. Thank you to the VA for keeping up these places of rest for our Men and Women that have given their lives for our country. I will ask that if you go there though please don't litter. I picked up several coffee cups that people left on the sidewalk. That is so disrespectful.

Thank ShannonAverett
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

Not normally a plave to visit when on holiday but we are gald we did. Was a very moving, emotional expereince

Thank KimandTodd
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

The cemetery is in a beautiful setting, immaculately kept. We were not able to step off the coach to walk around and pay our respects. The coach did not even stop it had to keep moving. Spoilt the visit really

Thank jones3248
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

I had heard a lot about the Punch Bowl. I drove up the hill to the crater and payed respect to the fallen soldiers, marines, sailors and airmen that rest there. I would recommend it for all who want to honor and visit our heroes. Also has a great view of the west side of the island.

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