This is the final resting place for 34,000 veterans of World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, as ... More
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
This is the final resting place for 34,000 veterans of World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, as well as Challenger casualty Ellison Onizuka. Marble walls flanking the monumental staircase list the names of American heroes missing in action. A 30-foot statue of Lady Columbia symbolizes all grieving mothers. There is a sweeping view of Diamond Head to the glistening bays of Pearl Harbor. In ancient times, the crater of the long-dormant volcano served as a site of human sacrifices. Admission is free.
A really emotional place! Really reminds you of how many people have paid the ultimate cost for our country! Little irrating that they are out of room,and they found room to bury some congress woman who protested the wars. But whatever
This is a good tour for those on a budget or those who like history. Dont bother w/ the bus tours if you have rented a car you can drive yourself there for free. Just get a good map! The lookout over Honolulu is beautiful.
This is a very pretty place for are honored men and women a definite place to see. this is a place you should go on your own if this is in a tour the bus driver will not stop to let you walk around and take picture.
The side murals at the top of the monument show the "war room" scene of the battleships and aircraft movement in the Pacific as the war progressed. It is one thing to read about it but to see it as the months and years went on was something I'll remember. My 13 year old grandson was so impressed at the sight of the number of gravesites.
This was one of our favorite places that we visited on our first trip to Honolulu. It was a very moving and emotional experiene and a beautiful tribute to all who are remembered there.
It is a beautiful place with flowers and a beautiful view. While we we there we had the great pleasure of hearing an elderly local man who was sitting in the Chapel singing "Amazing Grace". We stayed in the back of the Chapel so as not to disturb him as he sang with tears rolling down his face. We will definitely go there again on our next visit.
My wife and I went there the first time because I remembered seeing it on a news show years ago. What we saw there was more moving than I could have immagined. My wife's father served in the Pacific during WWII and she was very emmotional about the experience.
You can say for 15 minutes or all day. I will definitely return the next time we are in Hawaii.