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. By using our Honolulu attractions planner, you can arrange your visit to National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific and other attractions in Honolulu.
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  • Honoring their heroes can you so much to the Americans. A beautiful tribute to the fallen soldiers. And in addition it has another nice panorama image of the city.
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  • A truly amazing and serene place . Very moving. The love and care is clearly visible to all as it is so clean and well kept.  more »
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  • This place is always kept in top notch shape when visiting. The grounds are kept clean. Visitors are super respectful when on premises. There is a new visitor center built, which was done nicely. The views from Punchbowl are spectacular! It's especially a very heartfelt moment when entering the park on Memorial Day when scouts from all across Hawaii honor each grave with the American flag and a flower or ti leaf lei.
  • Beautiful, poignant monument to and cemetery for our nation's veterans. We have so much to thank them for. It is a winding road to get there in the Punchbowl Crater. Stop at the small Visitors Center if you wish to locate a particular veteran's grave or learn more about the cemetery. The Visitors Center has a nice overlook on Honolulu. Then follow the winding road up into the crater and around the cemetery.
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