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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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Culpeper
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218 reviews 218 reviews
133 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

this memorial is well intended and nicely situated but the concept is a little abstract and tends to be more "artsy" than reflective of the sacrifice of those who hit the beach

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washington
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47 reviews 47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I wasn't sure this place was worth it when we got there but I really liked it. We went there while staying at Smith Mountain lake. One thing they could change is where to buy tickets. Right now you have to stop at the visitor center at the base of the memorial. It would be so much easier if it's... More

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Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a memorial to the brave Virginia veterans who fought on the beaches of Normandy. 22 brave Bedford county men lost their lives from a county population of 3,000, so you can imagine the impact these deaths caused to this rural area. I suggest that you read the book, "the Bedford Boys" before visiting , to fully appreciate the... More

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evington, Virginia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Just to have an idea of what our fathers experience for our welfare is sacred. A must go for anyone. The Overlord monument is towering and the solders on the beach was deep. Words cannot describe... and the Memorial Day presentation is great....

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Bedford, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is perhaps the most beautiful National Monument, perched on top of a hill just south of town with sweeping, breathtaking views of the town, mountains, and surrounding countryside. The monument itself is as it should be: somber, reflective, classy. There is much to see and ponder as one walks and reads and thinks about the sacrifice those men made... More

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Bonaire, Georgia
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The D-Day Memorial is very well kept, nicely done, and worth the time for an educational visit. As the 'Bedford Boys' were early arrivals with frontline patriotism storming the beaches of Normandy, the memorial is fitting in display and location. This is very much worth the visit and great historic and educational value.

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Wilton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

What a reverent location. Starting with just 11 acres it is now 88 acres and the tour covers about nine acres. Our tour guide, on a freezing windy afternoon, was Lila. You could feel her emotion about her honor to present this memorial to people visiting. Every inch of this memorial has meaning. Adult entry was $8, but the $3... More

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Fruita, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I were totally in awe of this Memorial. In 2008 we celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary in Paris and Normandy. After having visited the Normandy Beaches, we could relate to what this memorial was depicting. It is a very large Memorial and very well done. My husband was born in 1945 and I in 1946 and remember... More

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Asheville, NC
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

D-Day was such an important event in World War II and to visit this memorial to refresh one's memory was so enlighting. The eight-plus acres of open air on-the-ground layout causes one to stop and contemplate what these brave individuals did to move toward the defeat of the Axis movement in this horrendous conflict. Although the sudden change in weather... More

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Bensenville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

The memorial itself is very nicely done and laid out. The tour guides are great and provide you with a lot of historical background about D day.

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