Memorial Week Part 2


 

National Memorial Cemetery of the PacificNational Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

This week I commemorate Memorial Day with repeat articles from the Normandy American Memorial Cemetery and Memorial, the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial. Next week I will commemorate the 73rd anniversary of one of the greatest invasions in military history, the D-Day Invasion of June 6, 1944.

National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific:

Lisa and Al Fittipaldi joined Ursula and me for a ride that would take us high above the towering buildings of Honolulu.  Exiting the bus we still had a bit of a hike to our destination.  Along the way we would find spectacular views of Honolulu and Diamond Head.

The view from the Punchbowl

The view from the Punchbowl

Honolulu and Diamond Head

Honolulu and Diamond Head

The sun was settling low on the horizon by the time we reached our objective.

Entrance to the Memorial

Entrance to the Memorial

This is a trip Ursula has wanted to take for quite some time, and we finally made it.  We were in Punchbowl Crater, home of the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

The photos below are captioned, so additional words are unnecessary and distracting from this solemn place.  Bearing that in mind, below is today’s photo gallery.  Click on any image below to enlarge and start today’s slide show.

 

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3 responses to “Memorial Week Part 2

  1. Carol Wyszomirski

    These photos make me cry. Just like walking through the American cemetery in Manila did.

  2. karenwojcikberner

    Wow, R. Doug. Like Carol, you can’t help but get choked up.