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“rest in peace”

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.
Girard, Ohio
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“rest in peace”
Reviewed January 24, 2014

This place is a must see !!! While there you could see, here, and feel those whom are buried there. To think how many that lost and now rest there, I left there in "AWE".. Never to forget ".

Visited January 2014
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Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

Wow! They chose a beautiful location to honor those who have fallen. Visit the chapel and sign the guest book. Was neat to see where WWII corespondent Ernie Pyle was buried. 2 rows to the left of his marker is "brothers row". Where brothers of the same family are buried.

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Mooresville, NC
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“The Punchbowl”
Reviewed January 17, 2014

I believe this is also a must visit when you are in Hawaii. This is your chance to pay tribute to those who fought for our freedom. As a side benefit, the view of Honolulu and Waikiki is unmatched.

Visited January 2014
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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“Beautiful spot for escape from Waikiki / and great overlook”
Reviewed January 16, 2014

Want to get away from the crowds & traffic? This spot is very peaceful, and has a great overlook (head left after you enter to get to the overlook)

Visited January 2014
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San Antonio, Texas
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“A Moving Experience”
Reviewed January 15, 2014

Having served in the USAF for over 20 years and assigned to Hawaii for 4 years, a visit to this site is a must each time I return to Ohau. The "Punchbowl" setting is beautiful and well maintained, but more importantly, you get a real sense of how many have given so much to keep us safe and secure. Tour buses can't stop in the cemetery, so drive there to see all the displays. The "Punchbowl" also gives you one of the best views of Diamondhead and Honolulu.

Visited December 2013
Thank James S
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