National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
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- The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific is a burial site for men and women of the US armed forces located in Honolulu, Hawaii. The cemetery fills the crater left by an extinct volcano; this gives the cemetery its unofficial name, the Punchbowl. Tens of thousands of American veterans are buried there, along with several civil servants, astronauts, and others who made some contribution to the United States. In addition to burial sites, the cemetery also houses numerous memorials to those who fought and died in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, including the many members of the military whose bodies were never recovered.
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