National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

 
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An epic and beautiful tribute to our fighting forces.
This cemetery - known as "Punchbowl" to locals - serves as a memorial to people who served in the U.S. Armed Forces. It's listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Millions of visitors visit annually; it's one of the most popular tourist attractions in Hawaii.

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    • BBUC
      BBUC Over a year ago
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      Great resting place for our brave
      Took Mom here today, we are a military family. The setting is incredibly beautiful and a serene place, very well cared for. Inside the office there are kiosks to check for the resting place of a particular soldiers burial place. There is another office where staff can assist you further if you need additional help. At the end of the morial where you first enter is a monument and down below it a seating area for services. Pete is very right that the views up here of Honolulu and diamond head are spectacular.

    • YourPalPete
      YourPalPete Over a year ago
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      Punchbowl Cemetery
      Punchbowl Cemetery is located in the crater of an extinct volcano rising above downtown Honolulu. The dramatic setting itself is worth the trip. There is also a vista point that offers breathtaking views of the greater Honolulu area. But more that this, Punchbowl is a history lesson. Since the cemetery was opened in 1949, about 34,000 veterans of World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War have been interred here. Walk through the memorial section that contains tributes and descriptions of various battles that were fought in the Pacific Theater. Or just stand on the marble steps that lead to the memorial and look around--it's a beautiful serene setting.

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