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Military Memorials & Cemeteries

The Kitsap Peninsula is home to dozens of military, cemeteries, memorials, dedications, and historic sites that provide representation for those that served our country in any of the six branches of the military. Some of the sites at the WA Veterans Cemetery in Port Orchard date back to the Spanish War. Other memorials throughout the Kitsap Peninsula represent fallen soldiers in World War I and II, the Korean and Vietnam Wars.

Tomb of Unknown Solider at Ivy Green Cememtery in Bremerton
The USS Turner Joy (DD-951) shown above, a famed Navy destroyer from the Vietnam War, is permanently moored at the beautiful Bremerton Harborside boardwalk open to the public. It is a popular destination for history buffs, veterans, and visitors of all ages. Some say it's haunted..visit their website for details.   


The Kitsap County
Veterans Advisory Board
webpage on the Kitsap County website offers information and links to many services and activities. Click here for details.

The VKP recently produced and excellent slide show of local Military and Veteran Memorials. We want to thank Edward Palm, PhD, (USMC, retired) for his photography. Click here to download a PDF of Kitsap County Memorial locations.

Another excellent guide is the Kitsap County Veterans Memorials & Museums written and researched by Marion (Mick) T. Hersey, Historical Memorial Preservationist. Click here to download a PDF of those locations.

Along the waterfront between Bremerton and Gorst, you see the amazing site of mothballed aircraft carriers and other ships. Click here for lots of photos the Navy fleet of inactive aircraft carriers located near Bremerton Charleston Beach Road West, Bremerton, WA 98312. Click for Google Map.

Another excellent source is the US Tombstone Project that lists sites in Kitsap as well as other Washington State and USA locations.

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Ivy Green Cemetery
1410 Naval AVE
Bremerton, WA 98337
Ivy Green Cemetery is a division of the Bremerton Parks & Recreation Department and has a large military section with all services represented and is the site of the "Tomb of the Unknown Soldier" and a reflecting wall honoring those fallen military men and women. John H. Nibbe, Civil War hero is also buried here, as well as Wesley Harris, the Marine that Navy gun range on way the to Seabeck is named after. Open until 8PM or dusk. 
Bainbridge Island

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Navy Loop Tour
The NAVY LOOP DRIVE has something to offer for all ages. Visit museums and other historic sites around the Kitsap Peninsula.

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Shine Cemetery
1st left after Hood Canal Bridge on Shine RD

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Puget Sound Navy Memorial Fountain Park
315 Pacific Ave
Bremerton, WA 98373
 Located just north of the Naval Museum, the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Memorial Plaza highlights the Shipyard's many contributions to the City and the nation. There are numerous fountains, statues, informative plaques and ample public view and seating areas. 

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Suquamish Veteran Memorial Park
18490 Suquamish Way Northeast
Suquamish, WA 98392
The memorial overlooks Puget Sound and sits above the tribe’s House of Awakened Culture. Four thick wood pillars jut up from the cement, their carvings facing the road. One pillar represents Chief Sealth, the other Chief Kitsap. The Suquamish Warriors hope the site will serve as a place of reflection for veterans, and a place where younger generations can see the names of tribal elders and learn of their dedication.
Port Orchard

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Port Orchard Memorials
Four memorial sites are found within the city limits of Port Orchard. On the flagpole in the center of the traffic triangle in front of City Hall is a Veterans plaque dedicated to those who have served. On the City Courthouse foyer wall there is a memorial with plaques honoring individual Kitsap County citizens who dies during WWII.  Downtown Port Orchard, at 825 Bay Street,is the Veterans Living History Museum which houses one individual's collection of all prior wars and conflicts, including a display of many Kitsap County's Medal of Honor recipients.  A block from the museum, located in the park along the waterfront, is the Veterans Wall. This wall was dedicated in 2012 and displays the names of living and deceased veterans.

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View Point Park
At the end of McCall Blvd
View Point Park was developed by the Westside Improvement Club in 1976. Four Vietnam era aircraft carriers are located on the left-hand side of the road.  An anchor from the USS Norton Sound is the centerpiece overlooking Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and the Dyes Inlet.

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Washington Veteran's Home
1141 Beach DR
PO BOX 698
Retsil, WA 98378

The Washington Veterans' Home in Retsil provides long-term nursing and domiciliary care to honorably discharged veterans and eligible spouses or widows. The Home provides living quarters, medical care, therapeutic care, rehabilitation, social services, and meals. 360.895.4700

On the 31 acre campus are two obelisks honoring veterans from the Civil War and the Spanish-American Wars.


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Miller-Woodlawn Memorial Park
5505 Kitsap Way
Bremerton, WA 98312
Mast from heavy cruiser USS Bremerton is located near the funeral chapel. Several Veterans are buried here. Memorabilia left at roving Vietnam Wall is buried at the foot of the mast.

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Gilberton Veterans Cemetery
T25N R2E Section 19
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