Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A countdown to Hawaii: 24 days

Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific

One of the things on our list of things to visit is the Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific.

Imagine the Arlington Cemetery…except in Hawaii.
Built in 1948 this National Cemetery is located in the Pu'owaina Crater (Punchbowl). In ancient times this crater was known as the "Hill of Sacrifice".  Today the cemetery is a memorial to remember the sacrifice made by the men and women in the United States Armed Services. Dedicated on September 2, 1949, 776 casualties from the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor were among the first to be buried here.

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