The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific is quite a somber place to visit in Honolulu. A stark reminder of those who lost their lives in World War II. It is also a very important burial place for all war veterans in the United States. The cemetery is quite beautifully built and it has a stoic atmosphere to it.
Seeing the gravestones, sculptures and the inscriptions can be quite heartening. There is a sense of pride in the way in which these final resting places of the brave soldiers have been displayed at this site.
Interestingly although the cemetery was built for civilians, it was never used due to its odd location above the city. As a result it was turned into a War Department Cemetery later on. There are 56 memorials in the place honoring people including those who died at Pearl Harbor. These are certainly worth a note.
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A truly beautiful, sobering place. Visited here several times, once with my WWII Pacific Veteran Father. What a lovely place.. the cost of freedom IS here!
God bless those soldiers and families that gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. This is a very moving memorial.
Amazing place to visit. It truly opens your eyes to see what was given to have the opportunities we have now. Incredible, beautiful, respect.
A very beautiful tribute to our Veterans. Every child needs to be taught the true sacrifices our forefathers have given for the life we now know. RESPECT.
Outstanding balance of photos.. excellent post..