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National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

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Address: 2177 Puowaina Dr, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-1729
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The resting place for more than 25,000 victims of three American Wars -...

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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Absolute must to visit and pay respects

An outstanding representation of the armed forces memorial. One of the three best I have visited in the world. The others are Arlington and the Australian War Memorial Canberra... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2015
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Adelaide, Australia
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33 reviews
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Reviewed 16 November 2015

An outstanding representation of the armed forces memorial. One of the three best I have visited in the world. The others are Arlington and the Australian War Memorial Canberra. Even if you are not a returned serviceman or woman, please visit this site it is truly impressive and respectful

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2015

We went to the Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery as part of a City Tour that included several stops. It is sad, thought provoking but impressive to see all the gravestones stretching into the distance among beautiful trees and immaculate grounds.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Reviewed 16 November 2015

This is a must see if you are interested in history or any of the "valor in the Pacific" sites. It's free, there's parking, and you can walk around and learn a lot. The memorial gardens are beautiful, and the cemetery is lovingly cared for and a solemn place of beauty.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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Reviewed 15 November 2015

It's a beautiful property. Just to walk around and pay respects. The property is well maintained. A lot of tour groups have this as one of their stops.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2015

I went to Punchbowl yesterday for Veteran's Day to pay tribute to the fallen service men and women of Pacific wars (WWII, Korea, and Vietnam). It is an inspiring place to visit. It is very humbling to see the thousands of gravesites of those who fell in service to our country. I've visited Normandy and the cemetery there. This is... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Reviewed 13 November 2015

We went through the National Memorial Cemetery as part of a City Tour that included several stops. It is impressive and impactful to see all the gravestones stretching into the distance among beautiful trees and immaculate grounds.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2015

Been here so many times in my military career. We use to do military funerals here with full honars while I was stationed in Hawaii with the 25th Infantry Division. It is also a great place to visit and remember those who sacrificed. If on the island this is a must for all military and war buffs to check out... More 

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Poinciana, Florida
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Reviewed 13 November 2015

Beautiful resting place at the "Punchbowl" crater. The grounds are immaculate and the location is extremely peaceful and a wonderful tribute to our fallen military. We spent a few hours wandering the grounds and taking in all the monuments.

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Reviewed 12 November 2015

A place to take your family and see all the names of soldiers who died for our country. Be prepared with comfortable clothing and shoes and an umbrella if needed and sunscreen. There's lots of walking.

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 12 November 2015

The very impressive high upon a hill overlooking Honolulu. Upon entry, the solemnity is immediately felt.

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