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National Memorial Cemetery-Pacific, Honolulu
(4.6/5 based on 2,200+ reviews on the web)
A memorial cemetery commemorating fallen soldiers, National Memorial Cemetery-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-Pacific and many more Honolulu attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Honolulu trip itinerary builder.
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  • My wife insisted on dragging me here. I'm glad she did. Beautiful place with stunning murals. Give a very good idea of the military past of the USA. 
  • we were on a tour bus slowed down to take pictures and learn about the cemetery of the Pacific. sad but beautiful... 
  • This is a very impressive memorial. Well taken care of and easy to navigate. Quite moving when you realize the reason for it. The view of the city and Diamondhead are excellent, so even if you aren't ...  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.