Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii — The dedication stone and grand stone staircase of the Honolulu Memorial at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. The names of 28,788 military personnel who missing in action or lost or buried at sea in the Pacific are listed on marble slabs in ten Courts of the Missing on either side of the staircase.
In the background at the top of the staircase is the statue of Lady Columbia, representing all grieving mothers.
The dedication stone reads:
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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
☆ Indicates MEDAL OF HONOR Award