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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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific and many more Honolulu attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Honolulu trip itinerary builder.
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  • If you are a red blooded American proud of our history then this is a must visit while in Hawaii. From WW II to Vietnam, this is a well done Memorial Cemetery. The road up the crater is narrow, so dri...  more »
  • Our visit to the Punch Bowl was emotional. Learned a lot of history about the National Memorial Cemetery.  more »
  • This is a great historic site and very humbling. In the center are walls with veterans names and at the top are tiled mosaics regarding the various wars. Sombering yet beautiful.  more »
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  • One of the few places on island where you can safely pull your car over and enjoy beautiful views of downtown.
  • "Yes I must say that I have total respect for the the National Memorial Cemetary of the Pacific. After working there for one solid year my eye's were enlightened to the elegance this Cemetary has for it's Clientele..."
  • An incredibly beautiful resting place for those who served our great nation. Always make it a point to visit my dad who served in the 1399th during WWII and my grandfather who served during WWI when visiting Honolulu.
  • Beautiful resting place and memorial. Detailed mosaic maps of military campaigns throughout Asia & the Pacific. There is also a quaint chapel behind the large lady Liberty statue.
  • I am laying my father to rest there on Wednesday, August 3. He was one of the last members of the original 442nd Regimental Combat Team . So, the National Cemetery takes on an even greater meaning for me and my family.