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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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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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USS Turner Joy
300 Washington Beach AVE
On the Bremerton Waterfront
Bremerton, WA 98337
360.792.2457
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A restored Vietnam era destroyer - the first permanent, and publicly accessible, Naval heritage and educational ship attraction in the Pacific Northwest. USS Turner Joy (DD-951), Naval Memorial Ship museum, is a restored Vietnam era destroyer that can be toured from the boiler room to the bridge.Available for group tours, meetings and banquets, and now youth group overnights.


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. 
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.
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.
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.
Silverdale

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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.


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