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National Memorial Cemetery-Pacific, Honolulu
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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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  • Toured on dec 7 to honor and remember the fallen. From the history of the unknowns to the story behind the donated trees and the statues. . Amazing stuff. Importantbto do once in a lifetime. Ive done ...  more »
  • This is a beautiful place to visit. Well maintained & very clean. Out of the city & quiet. A nice drive to get up to it. 
  • Its refreshing to know that most of the soldiers who died during the attacked in Pearl Harbor 75 years ago were laid in this cemetery... Its always a must to visit this place if you want to "complete"...  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.