*"If other eyes grow dull and other hands slack, and other hearts cold in the solemn trust, ours shall keep it well as long as the light and warmth of life remain in us." - General John A. Logan 

National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific  


The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific commonly referred to as Punch Bowl, one of Oahu's extinct volcanoes, located near Honolulu Hawaii, first opened in 1949. It is the final resting place for Americans who gave their lives during World War II in the Pacific. Also featured here is "The Court of the Missing" which is a tribute to the 26,280 Americans that were lost, buried at sea or Missing In Action in the Pacific Theater.  

" In these gardens are recorded the names of Americans who gave their lives in the service of their country and whose earthly resting place is known only to God"  


*"Let no vandalism of avarice or neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations that we have forgotten, as a people, the cost of a free and undivided republic." - General John A. Logan


"This memorial has been erected by the United States of America in proud and grateful memory of her soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen who laid down their lives in all quarters of the earth that other people might be free from oppression"  "In Proud memory of the achievements of her sons and in humble tribute to their sacrifices this memorial has been erected by the United States of America. 
  These men were part of the price that free men have been forced to pay to defend human liberty and rights.
For these men we owe a debt to be paid with grateful remembrance of their heroism"


The Lady Columbia, a 30 foot statue symbolizing all grieving mothers, stands proudly at the center of the monument.


"The solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom"  


*"Let us at the time appointed, gather around their sacred remains and garland the passionless mounds above them with choicest flowers of springtime; let us raise above them the dear old flag they saved from dishonor; ......" - General John A. Logan

* General John A. Logan from General Order 11,
Headquarters, Grand Army of the Republic, May 5, 1868.  

Information for the page came from many sources, the photos from my personal collection