By Jolanie Martinez
HNN Summer Intern
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl has reached the mid-way point of its $25 million renovation project.
The four-phase project started in November 2015, and is expected to wrap up next June.
The project will add a new visitors center and administration building, thousands of new niches, and a memorial wall.
"The biggest part that really matters the most to all of us is we understand and we know what that draw is by the veterans to want to be interned here as one of their last wishes," said cemetery Director Jim Horton. "We are doing everything we can to make that continue to make that happen."