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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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Bainbridge Island
Bremerton
Keyport
Poulsbo "Little Norway"

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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.
Bremerton

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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. 
Poulsbo "Little Norway"

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Amer. Legion Park
Front Street
Poulsbo, WA 98370
360.779.9898
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This small park is located on Liberty Bay sporting a playground, trails and restroom. Wildlife and bird watching.
Bremerton

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Bremerton City Parks
360.473.5305
Offers complete list of City of Bremerton Parks and contact information for rental services.
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.
Port Orchard

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Bethel Cemetery
T23N R1E Section 14
360.876.3200
Corner of Lider RD SE & Bethel RD
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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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
Bremerton

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Bataan Park
Corner of Sylvan & Olympus
Bremerton, WA 98310
360.473.5305
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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.
Bremerton

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Lent Landing Park
Corner of Lebo & Reid
Bremerton, WA 98310
360.473.5305
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1.5 acres, 130 linear feet of shoreline, Gazebo, picnic tables, park benches, 11 parking spaces. A flag pavilion and plaque have been dedicated to our living Medal of Honor recipient, John Druse (Bud) Hawk.
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