home | contact | links | library | gallery | members | about us | blogs |
Visit Kitsap Peninsula - By Ferry, Road, Bridge, Boat or Bike - The Natural Side of Puget Sound
SEARCH OUR SITE  
 GO
view my folder  (0 items)
Washington Department of Transportation
Travel Alerts
Webcam
Washington State Ferries
Ferry Schedule
Ferry Webcams

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.



  Results 1 - 10 of 38 Next >>
city(ies) category(ies) contact info description


 add item
Military Memorials & Cemeteries
Manchester Veteran Memorials
Corner of Colchester and Main
Located on the corner of Colchester and Main, is a Veterans Memorial honoring WWII and Vietnam Veterans. Across the street is another plaque on the flagpole in honor of CDR Joseph Robert Bow.
Suquamish

 add item
Military Memorials & Cemeteries
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

 add item
Military Memorials & Cemeteries
Bataan Park
Corner of Sylvan & Olympus
Bremerton, WA 98310
360.473.5305
Request Info
One acre grassland, overlooking a spectacular view of the Olympic Mountains, is a park offering picnic tables and benches. Also houses the  Bataan Monument, honoring the survivors of the WWII Bataan Death March.
Keyport

 add item
Military Memorials & Cemeteries
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

 add item
Military Memorials & Cemeteries
NAD/Soroptimist Park
6002 Kitsap WAY
Bremerton, WA 98312
360.473.5305
Request Info
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.
Silverdale

 add item
Military Memorials & Cemeteries
Blue Star Memorial Marker
7601 Tracyton Blvd
Blue Star Highway Memorial Marker is located before turning in to the Kitsap County Fairgrounds. It was placed in 1988 to honor our Veterans by the Garden Club and is adjacent to the J.A. & Anna F. Smith Park.
Bremerton

 add item
Military Memorials & Cemeteries
Bremerton Evergreen Rotary Park
1400 Park AVE
Bremerton, WA 98337
360.473.5305
Request Info
This 10 acre family, pet and recreation friendly park has 1,900 feet of public accessible shoreline, children's play area that is ADA accessible, group shelter, picnic tables, BBQs, 2 half-court basketball, boat launch, sand volleyball court, public restrooms and 75 parking spaces.  Home to only 911 Memorial in Kitsap region, and Bremerton World War I Memorial.
Poulsbo

 add item
Military Memorials & Cemeteries
Liberty Bay Park & Kvelstad Pavillian
Front Street
Poulsbo, WA 98370
360.779.9898
Request Info
Located in downtown Poulsbo on the waterfront, this beautiful park includes Kvelstad Pavillion (available for private rentals), restrooms, picnic areas, and a great view of Liberty Bay and the Poulsbo Marina. A boardwalk takes walkers to neighboring American Legion Park. Liberty Bay Park is a WWI & WWII Memorial that used to be in front of the National Guard Armory, which was torn down.  Next to it is a large anchor and plaque honoring all Veterans.
Silverdale

 add item
Military Memorials & Cemeteries
Silverdale Waterfront Park
3337 NW Byron ST
Silverdale, WA 98383
360.337.5350
17 Acres - Saltwater beach access, playground, restrooms, gazebo, picnic shelter, picnic area. At the end of the road in Waterfront Park is the Kitsap County Veterans Memorial dedicated in 2004 and a WWI Memorial Obelisk


 add item
Military Memorials & Cemeteries
Gilberton Veterans Cemetery
T25N R2E Section 19
    Next >>

Experience Kitsap
Conferences
& Meetings
Reunions
& Receptions
Business
Retreats
Weddings
Boating
Golf
Sports &
Tournaments
Conferences & Meetings
Business Retreats
Weddings
Golf
Feedback and Comments
Military Life
Relocation
9481 Silverdale Way NW, Suite 281, Silverdale, WA 98383 - 800.337.0580 - info@visitkitsap.com
Official Visitor Information Resource for the Kitsap Peninsula Since 1983
Copyright © 2014 Visit Kitsap Peninsula. All rights reserved.