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“A historical and geological wonder” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
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Ranked #9 of 318 things to do in Honolulu
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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.
Port Townsend
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A historical and geological wonder”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2014

A must-see in Honolulu. You can see the easily see the exterior of the crater, which is in mid-town Honolulu, from the city. The signs to the entrance could be better if you happen to approach from the west, as we did, so use your GPS or map. What an inspiration it was to place a national cemetery within a crater.

Visited January 2014
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Hillsboro, OR
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“A necessary reminder”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2014

A place to reflect, to wander, to wonder.
And to thank your lucky stars that there were such people.

Visited January 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“A must see for history buffs”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2014

As a novice history buff, I had to see this place. I've been to Arlington and felt the history there. This place has an incredible marble timeline of WW2, Korea, and Vietnam. If you are nearby I highly recommend stopping by

Visited August 2013
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Mineola, New York
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“Complete the cycle”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2014

The place to go after Pearl Harbor. A beautiful resting place for so many of our dead solders. The cemetery is in a beautiful location and is beautifully kept. If you have a car, take the drive...

Visited January 2014
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“Very Sobering”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2014

Beautiful views of the city, yet also a sobering reminder of the thousands that lost their lives to secure and ensure our freedoms. If you can, when you're there, bring up Google Earth --it was staggering to see how many graves are there... you can't appreciate the number 'til you see it from above. Also make sure you stop at the visitor's center and the memorial at the top of the hill. There are beautiful tile mosaics commemorating each of the battles of the Pacific.

Visited January 2014
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