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“Heart felt”

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.
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“Heart felt”
Reviewed November 11, 2013

Another place that if you didn't get the chills or feel like you were standing on hallowed ground, then your ether dead or you should be.

Visited October 2013
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“Beautiful Place To Honor Those Who Served”
Reviewed November 9, 2013

Punchbowl is a beautiful, awe-inspiring place to take in the natural beauty of the crater itself while remembering those who served.

Visited April 2013
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Victoria, Canada
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“More than just a Cemetary”
Reviewed November 5, 2013

We visited on the same day as USS Arizona. Take the time to get out and look around the memorial itself is a work of art with large mosaic maps of the Pacific theatre of Operations. Take the walk to the lookout the view is outstanding and you may see some rather moving quotes on markers along the way.

Visited December 2012
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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A quiet place”
Reviewed October 30, 2013

This is a place to visit and contemplate why it is here.
A tribute to those who served in the war. A place for all to visit and reflect on the past present and the future.
If you love to visit history and be a part of beautiful reflectful places this is one to see.
Thank you for the chance to visit your past America

Visited October 2013
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Indianapolis, IN
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“A must-see while in Honolulu”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

Even though it can be a little difficult trying to find by car, this is so worth it. This is my second time here but the first time for my family. Since the kids weren't able to see the Arizona Memorial, due to the idiots in Washington, I wanted them to see this so that they may appreciate how others have made the ultimate sacrifice for what they have. First of all stop at the visitor's center at the entrance and pickup a map of the grounds. The grounds are immaculately maintained and so peaceful and serene. My "holy-cow" moment here is seeing the monuments with the names of all the MIAs from WWII...it's astounding, and sad, that so many died without any known burial. They also have the ones from Korea and Vietnam. As a side note, if you can't hike to the top of Diamond Head, the view of Honolulu from the overlook here is a close second!

Visited October 2013
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