Millions Of People Visit This Military Cemetery And Memorial In Hawaii Each Year

Though Hawaii is America’s youngest state — officially joining the union on August 21, 1959 — its military history is long and tragic. As Memorial Day approaches, we remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country. While you will find nearly 150 national cemeteries across the United States, one of the most fascinating is found right here in Honolulu, Hawaii, and there is no better way to commemorate Memorial Day than with a visit to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

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The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific is open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Have you ever paid your respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice at this Hawaii cemetery?

To discover another unique slice of military history right here on Oahu, check out this World War II bunker turned movie set.