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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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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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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.
Bremerton

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Ivy Green Cemetery
1410 Naval AVE
Bremerton, WA 98337
360.478.5305
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. 
Bremerton

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Paths of Freedom Memorial
Ohio & 15th Street
Bremerton, WA 98337
The Path of Freedom Memorial chronicles Kitsap County citizens who lost their lives combat during WWI through contemporary times. Created and funded by the Chuck Semancik Memorial Foundation.
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.
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

Retsil

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Retsil Cemetery (Washington Veterans Home Cemetery))
900 Olney Avenue SE
Retsil, WA 98378
360.895.4710
Washington State Veterans Home Cemetery, Retsil T24N R1E Section 25. Civil War Memorial erected by Women’s Relief Corps in 1912.There are three obelisks located in this cemetery honoring veterans of the Spanish-American War, the Civil War, and Veterans from all Wars.


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

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Point No Point Lighthouse, Park & Museum
9001 NW Point No Point RD
Hansville, WA 98340
360.337.5350
Oldest lighthouse on Puget Sound, in continuous service since Jan 1, 1880. The lighthouse was manned until 1980, when it was automated by the Coast Guard. Wide beaches for walks, fishing and views of the mountains, wildlife and marine traffic. Picnic areas, walking trails. 59.8 Acres. The lighthouse and museum is open for tours on weekends in the summer - see website for specific dates and times.
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