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National D-Day Memorial

3 Overlord Circle, Bedford, VA 24523
866-935-0700
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Ranked #1 of 10 attractions in Bedford
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The memorial is small but powerful. While it didn't take me long to see the whole thing, it was nice to reflect on the sacrifices that were made on the day 70 years ago. It will definitely make you think. It is well laid out and there are several WW2 veterans there to tell you stories. Worth a visit

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Asheboro, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Not one detail has been overlooked. Lots to read, but well worth a visit. Makes old and young understand how dedicated these thousands of Americans and Allies were to the cause. Amazing!

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Accrington, England
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

This memorial has been so well done. Very moving and in such a great setting. Glad that we were able to visit whilst on our way to Williamsburg. This memorial should not be missed.

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Gordonville, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I a=can only say YOU NEED TO GO, and see what our men gave for us. Wasn't there myself but have heard enough it was worth going to. Bedford Va. lost more men than any other town in America 19, therefore the National Monument was placed there, Bring you kleenex with you. Was there on Family Day and the feelings... More

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Very well done and poignant! The statues of soldiers in a recreation of the landing were very powerful!

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Thomaston
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is a memorial that everyone should see. The guided walking tour is the only way that you should see this memorial, so many facts revealed that you never knew. The town is beautiful, and the people are friendly and welcoming.

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Bedford
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Just as the name says - it's an outdoor experience. The layout is superb with a circular walkway taking you around the memorial. The center point is the terrific depiction of a landing on that day. The statues are excellent in their detail including the landing craft. The large rotunda housing Ike's full figure likeness is inspiring. There is even... More

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Petersburg, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I was somewhat disappointed with the National D-Day Memorial since it is called a "National" memorial and yet it seemed to be the Reynolds Family memorial to D-Day. There are also some historical inaccuracies at the memorial. For example, the 29th Ranger Battalion was not involved in Operation Overlord as it was disbanded in 1943. The other major faux pas... More

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Moyock, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This was our second visit. The first visit was prior to completion. Tour guide was very knowledgable and although very hot and humid the walking tour was great. We had just returned from a week visit to Normandy, FR in March. Seeing the beaches in France made this visit more meaningful, Bless all made it back and thank you to... More

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Falls Church, Virginia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Having grown up 45 min from Bedford with family ties, I was honored to finally visit this memorial. I know my grandfather (a WWII vet) visited when he was still alive so it was still sort of a connection to him. It was very nicely done, very informative. Overwhelming at times but history that needs to be shared to future... More

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