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“Appreciation for those who gave their lives for our freedom” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

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.
Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Appreciation for those who gave their lives for our freedom”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

A very inspiring visit, especially if you have friends or relatives buried there. A great number of famous people buried here. The staff there are very helpful. As a bonus the view is spectacular.

Visited November 2012
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Honolulu
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A peaceful site...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

My father (a WW II vet), and mother, uncle (also a WWII vet) and many family friends have been laid to rest here, so I come frequently to pay my respects and bring flowers. It is a lovely, well-cared for site with a beautiful view of the city and a peaceful aura.

Visited July 2013
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MORGANVILLE
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great place to visit.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

Make sure you spend some time and walk up to the memorial...do not just do a "drive thru." A BIG thank you to all those who gave their service (and lives) to protect the freedom of our country.

Visited July 2013
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Mt. Calm
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Worth seeing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

This was worth seeing. There is also a great view of the city and Diamond Head. Getting there is a little difficult because of the winding roads though.

Visited July 2013
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Suffield, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
“A Special Place to Visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013

The Cemetery is located in a the caldera of a old volcano cone and which give the nickname of the Punchbowl. This is a very special place and walking the grounds you reflect on the all the people who died serving our country. The area at the top of the monument has some amazing maps of the various battles. Also when you walk the grounds there is a path which takes you up to a lookout where you can see Honolulu, the harbor area and Diamond head. We had a rental car and the place was not crowded which was good. What I did notice was some tour buses would drive through but not stop and let people out so not sure if rules changed. I have been here with kids the kids a few years on their first trip and i was pleasantly surprised they wanted to see it again and they were glad they did.

Visited July 2013
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