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National D-Day Memorial

3 Overlord Circle, Bedford, VA 24523
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Ranked #1 of 9 attractions in Bedford
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Bassett, Virginia
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This was the second time I have visited the D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Va. Very fitting tribute to those that gave their lives for our freedom. The tour and volunteer docent were great. The only downfall can be the heat. Umbrellas are provided. If it is a semi-hot day, then I would advise taking them up on their offer. There... More

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Advance, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I took my wife and 2 kids here on Tuesday, July 1. You have a choice between a guided tour or a see-it-yourself tour. The guided tour was only a couple dollars more a person, so we took it. Our tour guide was Steven, and he expertly took us around the grounds showing the sites and telling all the stories... More

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Disputanta, Virginia, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

If you don't come away from this memorial at all appreciative of the sacrifice and bravery of so many young men, then you don't need to be in the USA. Those were the days when there weren't drones and so much technology supporting our soldiers. The lives lost the sacrifice....very humbling.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Have wanted to visit for a long time. My father was in WWII. Is very tastefully done. Can't imagine anyone going and not being patriotic. Thanks to all who served

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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I have the privilege of living within an hour of the Memorial. I did not know what I expected to see but I can say it's NOT WHAT YOU SEE , but WHAT YOU FEEL. The grounds are beautiful, the exhibit is beautiful and touching. What I experience when I visit here is almost like when I visit Arlington Cemetery.... More

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Pineland, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Only people who would go here in the first place understand what we feel here. It is very well done. our guide--pay the extra 2 bucks for the guide--did 3 tours in Nam and knew his stuff. Kinda choked me up. Don't miss it. And eat at Liberty Station. Nice kids, great food.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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308 reviews 308 reviews
125 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

In my view, this memorial is much more inspiring than the World War II memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Start by purchasing your tickets at the Visitor's Center. The price is $10 for an adult, with a reduced price for veterans ($6). Tour the center first; the exhibits particularly point our what our friends and allies in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

A somber memorial to those who gave their lives so freedom might live. Tells the story of D-Day in compelling tableaux. Bedford is the proper place since this small town had so many who were killed on D-Day.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I was so fortunate to be at the Memorial at the 70th anniversary of D-Day (this was my second trip). The Memorial itself is absolutely awe-inspiring. The main arch (Overlord) perfectly frames a view of the mountains, and gives visitors a sense of the vastness of this mission, and of it's importance. The water feature and statues provide a moving... More

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Jarrestville, Maryland
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28 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We were just there for the 70th Anniversary of D-Day. It is my fourth visit and it still holds an awe-inspiring remembrance of that fateful day, 6 June 1944. They have added some nice touches since my last visit in January of 2012. Their visitors center itself is worth a visit, well done with gracious docents and if available a... More

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