MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY

The last Monday in May is our national holiday honoring those who have died. On May 26, Memorial Day, we cycled to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl Cemetery). Opened in 1949, this military cemetary contains over 44,000 graves arranged in concentric circles on the floor of the crater of an extinct volcano. Aptly, the Punchbowl was once called Puawaina—Hill of Sacrifice.