Special Feature:

National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

Honolulu, Hawaii

visited December, 2000

The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific is located in an old volcanic cone known as the Punchbowl, or Puowaina. Now considered to be full, the Memorial Cemetery contains the remains of people who served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam; plus the Courts of the Missing honoring more than 10,000 missing. Dominating the Memorial is a statue of Columbia standing on the bow of an aircraft carrier with the words of Abraham Lincoln inscribed below. Also in the Courts of the Missing are marble plaques depicting major battles, and a small non-denominational chapel. The Memorial Cemetery also features an overlook with a wonderful view of Honolulu from Diamond Head to Pearl Harbor and beyond. The Memorial Cemetery is just as moving as Arlington, but in its own special Hawaiian way. 

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