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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.   

VETERAN INFORMATION & ACTIVITIES

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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Bremerton

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Kitsap County Fairgrounds & Events Center
1200 NW Fairgrounds RD
Bremerton, WA 98311
360.337.5350
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Home to the annual KITSAP COUNTY FAIR & STAMPEDE (August), this 40-acre, multi-use facility is used year-round for both indoor and outdoor activities. Meeting facilities range from the Kitsap SUN Pavilion with a capacity of 4,300, President's Hall with a capacity of 1,000 to a wide variety of buildings and meeting rooms to accommodate meetings of all sizes. RV parking with electical hook-ups.

On the County Fairgrounds, located near the Presidents Hall parking area, a Korean War Memorial honors Korean War Veterans

Suquamish

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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.
Bremerton

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NAD/Soroptimist Park
6002 Kitsap WAY
Bremerton, WA 98312
360.473.5305
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Naval Ammunitions Depot, this park is a Naval Memorial. Boy Scout headquarters are based here and an F-8 Crusader jet from the Viet Nam Era is housed in the park.  Also a park where all ages can enjoy a Disc Golf Course, 1,320 linear feet of trails, Play toy, picnic tables, BBQ and horseshoe pits. Restroom facilities are available and includes 5 unmarked parking spaces.


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Shine Cemetery
360.437.2852
1st left after Hood Canal Bridge on Shine RD
Keyport

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Keyport Saltwater Park
The Keyport Saltwater Park houses an old memorial anchor that dates back to 1942.  Directly across the street is the Naval Undersea Museum where guests may explore and learn about life under the sea, torpedoes and underwater exploration.
Bremerton

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Mothballed Aircraft Carriers
Charleston Beach Blvd & Navy Yard Highway
Bremerton, WA 98312
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.
Bremerton

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Miller-Woodlawn Memorial Park
5505 Kitsap Way
Bremerton, WA 98312
360.377.7648
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.
Silverdale

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Legend Harley Davidson Dealership Veterans Memorial
9625 Provost Road
Located at the Legend Harley Davidson Dealership of Silverdale, a Veterans Memorial plaque honors all the combat veterans, POW/MIA'S and all the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces world wide: past, present and future. Dedicated on May 29, 2004
All Kitsap Peninsula

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Kitsap Military Memorials & Sites
Visit this Kitsap County's website for links to a wide range of information for military veterans. You can also view/download a PFD of military memorials and markers on the Kitsap Peninsula and watch a video. You can also visit the Kitsap County Parks to find locations of some memorials.
Bremerton

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Puget Sound Navy Museum
251 1st ST
Bremerton, WA 98337
360.479.7447
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Located in historic Building 50, relocated to the current location, The Puget Sound Navy Museum offers up-close look at life on the sea, important moments for the Navy in Puget Sound and the history of the Naval Shipyard. Children can grab hold of the captains steering wheel and pretend to steer a boat to safety. Be sure to see the Japanese swords collections, a real mine and the Russian uniforms.
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