It's sombering when you come here, yet a calming and peaceful place when you visit the Punchbowl Memorial Cemetery. This memorial at the center of the Puowaina Crater (Punchbowl) encompasses the entire crater and it will take some time to cover it all in a day. This is a peaceful place to visit and show your respect for those who gave their lives for our freedom. The Cemetery is open daily. Sept 30th-March 1st 8am till 5:30pm-March 2nd-Sept 29th 8am till 6:30pm. Memorial Day 7am-7pm. All other Federal Holidays closed. Please watch my video on youtube to get all the great spots to see and visit here because you could miss them.NOTE: The Great Battle of Nu'uanu Pali began here at Punchbowl crater. A fact few people talk about...Please read my DETAILED description of this BATTLE that took place here in the 1700's over at my review on the Nu'uanu Pali Lookout. It's an amazing History lesson.
A beautiful cemetery and memorial for the military personnel that fought for our country in times of war. Built on a small crater, the drive up is windy. Once you enter the gate, it's such a beautiful and teary sight. Rows and rows of plaques on the ground, leading up to the main memorial at the top. During special days like Memorial Day or Veterans Day, volunteers place USA flags and a lei at each tombstone. Such a touching thing to do and see. It is something everyone should see and also come to give thanks to the men and women who died fighting for our freedom.
Also known as Punchbowl Cemetery, this is a Landmark with no admission fee! There are great views of Honolulu and the west side of the island from the lookout point. Make sure you go to the chapel and take a look at the maps made out of mosaic tiles. If you need directions, go to the Office. You can even find the location of a relative or loved one when you type their name into the computer!There are special services on important holidays like Memorial Day and it gets crowded at that time...but it's decorated more with flags and flowers!
This extremely picturesque and peaceful memorial honors the members of the armed services who were killed and whose bodies were not recovered from the wars in the Pacific. It is also a cemetery for those whose bodies were found. I would warn that it seems to be assumed that one will visit by car. It can be walked to, but if you approach from the east, there is a section of road that has a lot of broken glass, so this needs to be planned for.
I was touring the National Cemetery of the Pacific when I spotted the grave marker of an unknown soldier...a truly humbling experience.
amazingly beautiful cemetery. A wonderful tribute tp our fallen soldiers and beautiful views of Honolulu from here.
Very moving. Make sure to climb the stairs to see the exhibets at the top.
Not exactly the kind of place you bring your children to and let them run amok, this somber facility deserves reserved enthusiasm as it is the final resting place for thousands of America's bravest. Absolutely perfectly maintained, the landscaping and statues here show the great care taken to pay these fallen individuals their due respect. Thoughtful visitors could lose themselves exploring the grounds here as the ambiance elicits a feeling of responsibility to honor those around you as much as possible. Thanks to some scenic points, and the before mentioned beautiful statues, you'll find reasons to raise your eyes from the countless names lining the ground here. For a truly touching experience, head up and pay your respects to the heroes enshrined at the Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
I went there on the tour with the yellow bus.