National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu

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A memorial cemetery commemorating fallen soldiers, National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific is known locally as "Punchbowl Cemetery." The common name refers to the cemetery's position at the Punchbowl Crater, an extinct volcano. Since the cemetery's founding in 1948, thousands of veterans have been interred. Pay a visit to the chapel where a tribute to the battles fought by the interred is inscribed on the walls. The tropical climate supports gardens in the cemetery that act as a natural tribute to the soldiers who lie in its grounds. By using our Honolulu attractions planner, you can arrange your visit to National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific and other attractions in Honolulu.
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  • This is a large cemetery for US military service members. The entry is a long tree lined drive displaying a huge stone figure of a female at the end of the drive. Behind the figure are maps showing al...  more »
  • I come here every visit to Hawaii and spend time with family interned here. Grounds are always well maintained and it is very quiet and peaceful. Little plastic vases are provided to put in our flower...  more »
  • Hubby and I visited here and stayed for a good three hours. There is a short video you can watch - just scenes, no narration. Called the "Arlington of the Pacific". Very humbling to walk around the he...  more »
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  • It a beautiful, somber memorial park. It gives chills to the skin to see the men and women who gave their lives for our country, some were so young they never had a chance to start their own families. There is a new building were you can locate the graves and where they are located. It is very beautiful, the view of the ocean and Diamond Head is spectacular!
  • Also known as Punchbowl Cemetery it is such a beautiful Reston place for those who served in the Military. My brother, Joe and his wife Jan (Mary) both long time members of the military have been put to rest there (a long time dream of theirs). I know they are happy to be together and in such a peaceful and everlasting place!!!
  • This is a peaceful and somber place respective of those who went before us. I often visit this National Park to visit a stillborn of a dear couple ranging to a recent death of two of my Hospice patients interred into the new Columbarium. I remember visiting a young child and the gravity of this place becomes greater with the years. Come to Honor and to remember the mortality in all of us.
  • Punchbowl is a beautiful reminder that freedom is not free. It is a cemetery for those who served in the military, built inside a dormant volcanic crater. The names of the fallen are engraved on limerock walls on the Northwestern portion of the cemetery. In that complex are mosaics of major battles from World War 2, Vietnam, and Korea. The southern portion of the cemetery has an observation area with beautiful views of downtown and Diamond Head.
  • Absolutely a must...Hawaii doesn’t seem to remind tourist it is open to the public.. The cemetery sits on top of a volcano in a crater. Beautiful sight and very reverent.

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