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National D-Day Memorial

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Address: 3 Overlord Circle, P.O. Box 77, Bedford, VA 24523
Phone Number: +1 800-351-3329
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Description: The National D-Day Memorial is located in Bedford, Virginia - the...
The National D-Day Memorial is located in Bedford, Virginia - the community suffering the highest per capita D-Day losses in the nation. The Memorial honors the Allied forces that participated in the invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944 during World War II. With its stylized English Garden, haunting invasion tableau, and striking Victory Plaza, the Memorial stands as a powerful permanent tribute to the valor, fidelity, and sacrifice of D-Day participants. The Memorial is encompassed by the names of the 4,413 Allied soldiers who died in the invasion, the most complete list of its kind anywhere in the world. Visitors can expect both an educational experience as well as an emotional one, as they walk the grounds at the Memorial and leave with a clear understanding of the scale and sacrifices made during the largest amphibious landing the world has ever seen. On June 6, 1944, 150,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. General Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which "we will accept nothing less than full victory." More than 5,000 ships and 11,000 aircraft supported the invasion, and by day's end, the Allies gained a foot-hold in France. The D-Day cost was high with more than 9,000 Allied soldiers killed or wounded as the march across Europe to defeat Hitler began.
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My second trip here with family visiting from England. Well designed memorial with plenty of benches to sit, gardens well maintained. Overall a very pleasant experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

My second trip here with family visiting from England. Well designed memorial with plenty of benches to sit, gardens well maintained. Overall a very pleasant experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We visited the National D Day Memorial on June 22, 2015. From start to finish it was such a moving, well done tribute to all of the soldiers that lost their lives on D Day.The grounds are absolutely beautiful! Flowers in red, white and blue are everywhere. The guides are very knowledgeable. George Woods was with our group and he... More 

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Mechanicsville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

While my family and I were visiting the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Peaks of Otter Lodge, we decided to make the D-Day Memorial a must place to see. I have to be honest in saying that History has never been a really strong interest of mine BUT, to be at the D-Day Memorial and take the guided tour and... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Absolutely a must see in Bedford Virginia. It takes about 2 hours. I highly recomend the tour. Pair with Poplar forrest for a great day. They sell discount tickets in visitor center if you buy both.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I visited with a vetran and the staff went above and beyond. The grounds were stunning. I was more than impressed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Our group of 18 visited the D-Day Memorial on June 17 and we were just blown away by how well done it is. It tells an amazing and inspiring story about what the "Greatest Generation" did to free millions in Europe from the tyranny of an evil regime and to preserve our freedom and our way of life here in... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This memorial is very well done in depicting the history of the Normandy invasion. A great tribute to the men who gave their lives and you are put in their shoes of what they faced from being in the transport and charging the beach into gunfire. The Memorial easily ranks with memorials in DC. Put this on your must see... More 

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Greenfield, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We were headed home to Indiana from Roanoke and debated whether to make the side trip to the memorial. We certainly are glad we did. Take the free 45 minute guided tour. The memorial will come alive and you will not soon forget it or the sacrifice that was made to keep us free! It has such symbolism,as the interpreter... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

One of the most well done Memorials ever, we need this type of thing to remind us of the high cost of our freedom. An afternoon spent here left me with mixed emotions of great sadness mixed with pride for the foresight, tenacity, brilliance and honor of so many of our grandfathers. My generation has never experienced a world war,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Situated in Bedford, VA, between Roanoke and Lynchburg, easily accessible via Rt 81 and US460. Walk about these memorials and exhibits and soak up the history. Guided tours also available, usually by military veterans or local history buffs. Interesting and informative.

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Additional Information about National D-Day Memorial

Address: 3 Overlord Circle, P.O. Box 77, Bedford, VA 24523
Phone Number: +1 800-351-3329
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Bedford
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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