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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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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
Bremerton

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View Point Park
At the end of McCall Blvd
View Point Park was developed by the Westside Improvement Club in 1976. Four Vietnam era aircraft carriers are located on the left-hand side of the road.  An anchor from the USS Norton Sound is the centerpiece overlooking Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and the Dyes Inlet.
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.
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.


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Gilberton Veterans Cemetery
T25N R2E Section 19
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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Bremerton Evergreen Rotary Park
1400 Park AVE
Bremerton, WA 98337
360.473.5305
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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.
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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Shine Cemetery
360.437.2852
1st left after Hood Canal Bridge on Shine RD
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.
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