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 was a humbling experience, Much like Arlington Cemetery in Washington DC. It is also beautiful and has some nice views.  more »
  • This cemetery is a beautiful memorial to all our service members who have died serving our country. Went there to place a lei on the gravesite of a friends' uncle that was shot down during the bombing...  more »
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  • There are two ways to locate a memorial site. There is a little hut by the entrance that has a computer where you can search by last name. It will print out a map and give you a location number. Don't go looking for it thinking you can find it by memory, like my auntie- who remembers it's under a tree somewhere. There are thousands of sites here. The location number is on the upper right corner of the head stone. Also, if it's too far to walk back to the information hut. You can look it up online on their website. This is a beautiful place. It's a little hilly so wear comfortable shoes if you want to get to the lookout area. It's very clean and well kept place. It is a cemetery, so be mindful of others.
  • This is such an amazing memorial to all who served and those who died during the wars. We spent quite a long time going through all the information areas. The grounds are immaculate. The design is truly impressive. The structures that border the grave sites show you the history of the Pacific War. To read the names of those men missing, on the walls, makes one think of how brave they were. There is a spectacular view of Honolulu from the road before you enter Punch Bowl. You should visit if you are in the area simply to show your respect for our fallen veterans.

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