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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 July 14, 2013

this was our second trip to Oahu and had seen many of the local attractions, Pearl Harbor, Polynesian Culture Center but had missed this place. WOW such beauty. It only takes about an hour to drive around and view the many resting places of our military who have given their lives in WWI and WWII

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Reviewed July 13, 2013

One may not think of visiting a cemetery when planning a trip to Hawaii, but the National Cemetery of the Pacific, the final resting place for thousands of veterans and their immediate family members, provides a peaceful, solemn, and beautiful break from bustling Honolulu. The cemetery occupies the interior of a volcanic crater known as "Punchbowl," and the austerity of the simple grave markers arranged on a grid is punctuated by majestic old trees with broad canopies lining the roadways that course through the grounds. There is also an overlook, accessible only by foot, that perches on an edge of the crater and offers a panorama of the Honolulu skyline, Diamond Head, and the blue Pacific. It is definitely worth setting aside a couple of hours to make a detour to this majestic place of serenity.

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Reviewed July 11, 2013

If you can be "laid to rest" and want to have people really enjoy visiting your memorial, you simply couldn't do better than the National Cemetery of the Pacific. Strikingly set with a view worthy of the sacrifices made by these veterans.

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Reviewed July 10, 2013

although when we went to visit we were not allowed to get out of the coach, we drove through a beautiful memorial garden to the fallen, well kept lawns a peaceful place

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Reviewed July 8, 2013

This is a beautiful place with very staff. I've been to several ceremonies here and can't think of a better place to be laid to rest. The grounds are always kept and maintained by staff who should be very proud of their work. I never get tired of coming here and always bring guest who are visiting.

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