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Details for Benchmark: TU1251

N 21° 18.712 W 157° 50.712 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is UNKNOWN and location is ADJUSTED. (more info)

Location:
In HONOLULU county, HI View Original Datasheet
Designation:
HONOLULU NATIONAL CEMETERY FP
Marker Type:
NGS Benchmark
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Found as described. Peaceful, serene, & beautiful.

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photoWide view

Spending 2 weeks on the island for the NABC, (duplicate bridge) at the Hawaii Hilton. I am mostly enjoying waymarking, benchmarking and geocaching with Madill.
Thank you very much for this awesome benchmark.

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saw today while caching with cache lee and oakpiper

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Visiting the cemetery. Always love this place and maybe my remains will rest here one day.

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photoHONOLULU NATIONAL CEMETERY FP - TU1251
photoHONOLULU NATIONAL CEMETERY FP - TU1251
photoHONOLULU NATIONAL CEMETERY FP - TU1251

This is our first visit to Hawaii. A friend of mine lives here and graciously drove us around many spots on the island to show us around today. This was our last stop of the day before going to have dinner. My husband is a Navy vet and he wanted to visit a military cemetery on Memorial Day, so we did. My friend and I gave him some time to himself and walked around for a bit, noting that every single headstone had a lei-- of flowers, of branches, of leaves, of anything-- but they were all dressed with leis. (Leii?) At one spot, we stopped, and I gasped to see who was buried there, as it hadn't occurred to me that he would be there. When my husband came walking over, I pointed out that headstone, and he immediately took a couple of photos and sent them to the man's daughter-- he'd gone to high school with her, and he knew her when her father died. She hadn't been out here in some time, as she lives in our state, but she really appreciated having the pictures of her father's stone and the area on Memorial Day.

I admit-- there is no picture of the actual benchmark in these photos, sadly. In fact, I was standing very near it when I took the first picture. Even without "photographic proof" of its condition, this cemetery is a sombering but worthwhile and peaceful stop that I hope visitors appreciate and respect. Thanks for sharing. Mahalo from Texas.

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photoNear TU1251
I was standing very close to the benchmark when I took this.
photoNear the burial site
The man who died that my husband knew is buried very close to this tree.
photoAnother marker
The daughter of the man who rests nearby left her name in this tree so her father would know she'd been here.

We were here for a virtual and found this!

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Saw this flagpole while caching in the area.

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Beautiful tribute to the souls lost within the Pacific Theater. May those heroes rest in peace.

Our family had an amazing Hawaiian vacation filled with sight-seeing, caching, virtuals, earthcahes, and lots of waymarks along the way. Thanks for adding to our fun!

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CAme out for a Virtual and also founf this. What a sacred location.

Logging after spending countless times here for many a ceremonies. Words cannot describe what the eyes see here on this ground.

Found while visiting this memorable sight.

Flag is at Half Staff today

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photoPunchbowl Flaf staff

Moved to Oahu recently and this will be a place that I take everyone when they visit.

Found while paying my respects on vacation. To visit the Punchbowl was the first thing on my agenda because I work for the VA. I had to pya my respects to those who served.

This is a place to be somber and remember...

I feel humble each time I come here. It is truly an honor to stand among our fallen heroes.

Found while on a visit to the islands.

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photoBenchmark TU1251

Found as described.

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photoTU1251 HON. NATL CEMETERY FP, Honolulu HI
Flag at half-staff in honor of ongoing funerals this morning. The Punchbowl is best visited at opening, when the lack of crowds makes for an absolutely stunning experience - so many who gave of their tomorrows so that I could have today, laid to rest here for all time. The memorials to the missing are all that remains of thousands of servicemen and women - a name etched in stone...

Found while visiting the area.

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photoTU1251 Flagpole

Recovered in good condition.
Last time I was here was in 1955

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Punchbowl W/Flag

It's still there! Flag was at half mast, and there were a couple of funerals going on.

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photoPicture of flag

still there

The Flag Pole is still there really nice Cemetery

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Flag Pole Windy day
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By the Main Building

Lived on Oahu total of about 8 years, but didn't visit here until the last year. The few times I started for here, I would get lost and give up. It is a beautiful location in the heart of Oahu. A must see for anyone going to Hawaii and going to the significant historical sites there.

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photoEntrance National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

Still there holding the flag strong.

Tour bus no longer allowed to let visitors out of bus.

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photoC:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\My Pi

Flagpole is still there.

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photoTU1251
Image of the mark.

Flagpole located on station in good condition.

While searching for Punchbowl we found this one.. Image is from the location of Punchbowl benchmark

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photoTU1251 from Punchbowl Mark

Found it!

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Lots of flags (and people) today in honor of Memorial Day.

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Logging my visit to Punchbowl in the many waymarks for this location. My favorite grave site is of Ellison Onizuka.

Nice place to visit as well. Found with Puo Waniana Challenge.

Wasnt looking for this one, just sorta kismet while trying to challenge myself. Didnt realize it could be so high. Amazing what you can learn by talking with folks.

[last edit: 11/8/2003 4:17:28 PM PST]

Found as described.

[This entry was edited by cacheman2004 on Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 12:18:24 PM.]

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photoThe benchmark

Found as described. Flag pole is in the center of a roundabout near the entrance. Coordinates are well within normal GPS error.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1969 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1969 (CAA) THE STATION IS THE GOLD BALL ON THE TOP OF THE FLAGPOLE, WHICH IS LOCATED ABOUT 200 FEET NORTHWEST OF THE ENTRANCE GATE TO THE NATIONAL MEMORIAL CEMETERY OF THE PACIFIC. THE CEMETERY IS IN THE PUNCHBOWL CRATER IN HONOLULU AND THE POLE IS 70 FEET HIGH.
01/01/1984 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1984 (EJS) GOOD. RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED.
10/18/1995 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1995 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in December 1998. The horizontal coordinates are valid at the epoch date displayed above. The epoch date for horizontal control is a decimal equivalence of Year/Month/Day.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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