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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 husband and I just got back from visiting the National D-Day Memorial and it was amazing. I was expecting something smaller considering its location, but it was larger than... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Dumfries, Virginia
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Dumfries, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

My husband and I just got back from visiting the National D-Day Memorial and it was amazing. I was expecting something smaller considering its location, but it was larger than life and very impressive. What a great tribute to those who lost their lives fighting one of the bloodiest battles during WWII. If you are in the area, this is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

If you are in the area of Bedford VA, this is a not to be missed site. It is moving, especially when you view the endless plaques of men who died a D-Day, and each has twenty names and the plaques go on forever.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We have traveled to Normandy and other memorials in the states. The National D-Day memorial is a beautiful and moving memorial remembering those who died on the beaches in France. (high-lighting the Bedford Boys) You will not be disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Every American ought to go and learn of the sacrifice that was made by our fathers and grandfathers and the families who loved them. Especially the young ones, many of whom have no clue what their liberty cost.

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The memorial was done very well. It sits on top of a hill, and has a perfect layout. The statues and all the plaques are very well done. The grounds appear to be extremely well cared for. This is a big point of pride for the community, you can tell instantly. Thank you!!!

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Kenai, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Today I stopped at the D-Day Memorial. I'm not sure what I was going to experience. I had read up on the memorial and understood how it was set up. What I encountered was a very strong and impactful presentation depicted by several statues. The facial art reflected the horrors, the intensity, the strong will of the soldiers to take... More 

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Yuma, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The museum is located here because of the Bedford Boy (look it up). The museum is wonderfully thought out and full of meaning. Every aspect of the site was considered. You could spend the day just looking for the symbolism. It captures the planning, implementation, and result of D-Day 6/6/44. You have to stop at the Bedford Visitor Center to... More 

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We put this on our list of attractions to visit on a recent trip to Central Virginia, but even with the Tripadvisor reviews and the memorial website, we were totally unprepared for what we actually found here. The many reviews and fascinating photos reduce any contribution we might add to trivia, but by all means do take the guided tour.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I have been to a variety of outdoor museums/monuments, including everything in Washington, D.C. The design of this memorial is one of the finest I have seen anywhere. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Great tour included in fee added greatly to the appreciation for the Memorial. The sculptures and memorabilia are used effectively to tell the story of D-Day as well as the events leading to its success.The tour guide communicated effectively with all ages.

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