Pause At A Cemetery For HeroesO‘ahu
The NATIONAL CEMETERY OF THE PACIFIC, also known as PUNCHBOWL, is the resting place of more than 25,000 people who served in one or more of three American wars. This 112-acre cemetery lies in the middle of an extinct volcano called PUOWAINA CRATER. (In Hawaiian, “puowaina” means “Consecrated Hill” or “Hill of Sacrifice.”)
The cemetery pays homage to American citizens who sacrificed
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In addition, the cemetery is known as the site of secret Hawaiian royalty burials.