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National D-Day Memorial

3 Overlord Circle, Bedford, VA 24523
866-935-0700
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Ranked #1 of 9 attractions in Bedford
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Richmond, Virginia
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40 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Very impressive tribute to the D-Day/WW2 veterans. We had been several times before but not in the past 5-6 years and we could not believe the changes and additions that have been made. The place is spotless and is well maintained. Great little gift shop with very reasonable prices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

While visiting another attraction in central Virginia, someone asked my wife and me if we had visited the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford. We had not even heard of it and, having family members who were involved in the invasion as well as other historic ties to D-Day, we immediately added the Memorial to our vacation itinerary. We are so... More

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Berryville, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This wasa lovely tribute to the men who served and gave their lives in defense of our country. The tour guide was a dream - very knowledgable and spoke loud enough that we could all hear. And she told an incredible story about a sculpture near the arches (I can't tell you the story because it has such a great... More

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Bassett, Virginia
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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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