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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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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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Hal's Corner
Two sets of 40 MM Bofors guns and an anchor from the USS Bremerton are located in this park area in honor of Hal Fischler, founding father of the Navy League in Bremerton.
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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Illahee State Park
3540 Bahia Vista
Bremerton, WA 98310
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ILLAHEE STATE PARK is a 75-acre marine camping park with 1,785 feet of saltwater frontage on Port Orchard Bay. The park has plenty of parking space, lots of fresh air, facilities for a number of outdoor activities and access to a variety of water sports. At the park entrance there is a set of 5"/51 guns off of the USS West Virginia, (BB-48). There are two plaques, one honors all who have served this country; the other plaque honors Mr. Earle Henry Harkins, shipyard worker and first caretaker of the park.
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
Port Gamble

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Buena Vista (Port Gamble Historic) Cemetery
The Port Gamble town cemetery dates from 1856 when U.S. Navy Coxswain Gustave Englebrecht of the U.S.S. Massachusetts died in a skirmish with Haida raiders, in the French & Indian War in Port Gamble. Englebrecht is credited with being the first U.S. Navy man killed in the Pacific. Town founder Josiah Keller died in 1862 in Victoria and he is buried here in a plot surrounded by an iron fence, but without a headstone. The cemetery is located at NE Walker and Pacific in Port Gamble
Bremerton

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Lone Sailor - Bremerton Marina
100 Washington
Port of Bremerton Marina
Bremerton, WA 98337
Our Lone Sailor Statue is now standing watch over Sinclair Inlet, welcoming all who come to visit our community. The Lone Sailor statue is easy to get to (ADA accessible) for just the “cost” of a short walk along the beautiful new Bremerton Marina piers and breakwater. This site is the perfect place for all to enjoy the sights and sounds of Bremerton’s busy waterfront.
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.
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.
Poulsbo "Little Norway"

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Liberty Bay Park & Kvelstad Pavillian
Front Street
Poulsbo, WA 98370
360.779.9898
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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.
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