National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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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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laurenbh419
Santa Cruz, CA12 contributions
This is a beautiful cemetery. We are glad we took the time to visit on our trip to Oahu. We had seen Pearl Harbor the day before, so seeing the cemetery tied the two together. You drive up a long winding road, thru the entrance gate and can follow the paths around the cemetery. There were three funerals happening that day, so we stayed in our car on the road out of respect.
Written 1 October 2022
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Jody Smith
Charlotte, NC314 contributions
Not only is this a tribute to our fallen heroes but also a walk through time. Perfectly manicured landscaping adorns the grounds with pathways offering views of the city, maps of conflicts throughout the world and access to pay respect to the endless men and women that made the ultimate sacrifice.

Works cannot express he sense of respect that overwhelmed me as I walked the grounds.
Written 28 September 2022
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Terry Johnson
Yakima, WA34 contributions
An awesome experience. Don't know what the tents set up at the bottom of the stairs was for though. The grounds is kept top notch and is the best Veterans cemetery I have visited.
Written 12 September 2022
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sabrinak136
New Orleans, LA661 contributions
Family
Honor, Serve, and Protect…This cemetery is dedicated to the men and women who sacrificed their lives for our freedom.  I would highly recommend visiting The National Cemetery of the Pacific located in the Punchbowl Crater after visiting The USS Arizona.  In addition, please take your rental car because tour buses are not allowed to let passengers off the buses to tour the cemetery.  I can truly understand the rule because this is a place of respect for the deceased, their families, and it protects the rights of the families to privacy when visiting or burying their loved ones.
The cemetery is both beautiful and peaceful.  There are various mosaic displays that provide information regarding World War II, The Korean War, and The Vietnam War.  There is also a wall with the names of those who were never recovered from battle, a small chapel, and a guest book for visitors to sign.  The National Cemetery of the Pacific is a beautiful cemetery that provides an opportunity for visitors to come and honor those who sacrificed all for our freedom.
Written 5 September 2022
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Jalinda C
8 contributions
This is a beautiful place with excellent views of the city. Well maintained. A must go, but does not take long, You could easily do this in 1 hour.
Written 26 August 2022
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Jose P
Burnaby, Canada220 contributions
The place is in a vulcano crater, beautiful trees and the grassy areas make the place very peaceful.
Written 22 August 2022
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Sandy S
6 contributions
This was a much more impressive area than Arizona memorial for me. Lovely grounds, no white crosses. Lots of big shady trees with the grave markers in the ground. The white building at the top of the stairs was impressive and the whole plave was so clean and well maintained.
Written 22 August 2022
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marshrodriguez
Fallon, NV3 contributions
Friends
Renewed faith in my countrymen that when the time comes to stand up and be counted they will do the right thing. A thankfulness that the 21 years I served in the military were a continuation of their legacy
Written 3 August 2022
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Corey W
10 contributions
The temple is cool to see, but it is just a cemetery. Not like you are paying respect to the dead or anything
Written 27 June 2022
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Amusementparkguy
Pataskala, OH1,408 contributions
Located inside the Punchbowl Crater, this cemetery is a tribute to the men and women who sacrificed their lives for our freedom. It is a reminder to all to thank our veterans for the service they do for us.
Written 23 June 2022
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National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu

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