The Honolulu Memorial is located within the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in an extinct volcano near the center of Honolulu, Hawaii.
On either side of the grand stairs leading to the memorial are eight courts of the missing on which are inscribed the names of the 18,095 American World War II missing from the Pacific, excluding those from the southwest Pacific, and 8,210 American missing from the Korean War. These names were listed on the Korean War Courts of the Missing at the time of the dedication in 1966. Two half courts have been added at the foot of the staircase that contain the names of 2,504 Americans missing from the Vietnam War. At the top of the stairs is a chapel flanked by galleries containing mosaic maps and descriptions of the achievements of the American armed forces in the central and south Pacific regions and in Korea.
The memorial was established by ABMC to honor the sacrifices and achievements of American armed forces in the Pacific during World War II and the Korean War. The memorial grew in 1980 to include the missing of the Vietnam War, and it expanded further in 2012 with the addition of two new pavilions. One pavilion houses an orientation map of the memorial and the other includes two mosaic battle maps depicting the Vietnam War.
The Department of Veterans Affairs administers the cemetery.
Inquiries concerning graves within the cemetery should be addressed to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
From September 30 through March 1 the cemetery is open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
From March 2 through September 29 the cemetery is open from 8:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.
On Memorial Day the cemetery is open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
2177 Puowaina Drive
Honolulu, HI 96813-1729
The memorial is located within the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, also known as the Punchbowl.
Travel via Car
The cemetery is approximately midway from the Honolulu International Airport and Waikiki Hotel area. Take Hwy 1 East and exit onto Lunalilo Freeway. Then North onto Pali Hwy. Immediately across the interstate overpass, turn right (East) and proceed about one block. Turn left (North) approximately 300 feet then angle-turn to the right onto Puowaina.
Travel via Airplane
The Honolulu Airport is approximately seven miles from the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
News & Events
To honor members of the U.S. armed forces that fought during the Vietnam War, ABMC is building two new pavilions at its Honolulu Memorial.
Secretary Cleland shared details on the development of the Vietnam Battle Maps that will be placed at ABMC’s Honolulu Memorial.
The American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) dedicated two new pavilions at the Honolulu Memorial on Sunday, November 11, 2012.