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Theis Famous War Memorial and Cemetery lies in an extinct volcano called POUWAINA and consists of 116 acres (40 hectares). Roughly translated, "Pouwaina" means "Consecrated Hill" or "Hill of Sacrifice." .This cemetery serves as one of the Nation's two honored resting places in the Pacific. The American Military Cemetery at Manila is the othe (see my manila pages) . It is a resting place for the recovered remains of those who gave their lives during World War II. Also the unidentified remains of 800 servicemen who died in Korea. The cemetery was in 1986 also dedicated to the service persons who fought in Vietnam.

There is a huge memorial featuring eight marble courts which contain the names of 26,280 Americans missing in action from World War II and the Korean War. Two additional areas now list the names of 2503 soldiers missing from the Vietnam War. At the top of the long flight of steps sits the monument itself, built in 1966. At the top of the marble staircase stands the statue of a woman, a woman of peace and of liberty towering above you.Extending from each side of this statue are walls etched with maps of the many campaigns of the Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Wake, Coral Sea, Midway, New Guinea and the Solomons, Iwo Jima, the Gilbert Islands, Okinawa as well as Korea. At the center behind the statute is an interdenominational chapel for Christians, Jews and Buddhists alike. This ground is sacred to both the native Hawaiians and to the families of the non-Hawaiians buried here.

Visitor hours are daily, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m everday

Address: 2177 Puowaina Drive in Honolulu HI 96813-1729
Directions: from Diamond Head, is by the Pali Highway and Pacific Heights Road. Turn left on Pauoa Street and down to Lusitaina Street.Follow road until Auwaiolimu Street, cross the intersection, take left. You are now on Pouwaina Drive,road leading into the cemetery
othercontact: (808) 532 - 3756
Phone: (808) 532 - 3720
Website: http://www.cem.va.gov

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 7, 2014
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