Punchbowl National Cemetery
Punchbowl National Cemetery, Oahu
The Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific, located on Oahu, Hawaii, was built in 1948 to serve as a resting place for soldiers of the American Armed Forces who lost their lives during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.
The 116-acre cemetery is situated in an extinct volcano, named Pouwaina, which means “consecrated hill” or “hill of sacrifice” in the Hawaiian language. In the past, Punchbowl was the site of “alii” (royal) burials.
Punchbowl National Cemetery Overview
- Final resting place of more than 25,000 American Armed Forces soldiers who lost their lives in three wars - World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War
- Punchbowl Cemetery was built in 1948
- 776 casualties from the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor were among the first to be buried here
- American Legion offers walking tours Monday thru Friday, call 808-946-6383 for more information
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