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National D-Day Memorial
National D-Day Memorial
Owner description: 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... more Owner description: 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. less
Attraction type: Monuments/ Statues
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Bedford Museum & Genealogical Library
Bedford Museum & Genealogical Library
Attraction type: Museums
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Historic Centertown Bedford
Over thirty shops, restaurants, galleries, and historic sites within a five block area. Part of the Bedford National Historic District. Walking Tour brochure available.
Attraction type: Historic Walking Areas; Neighborhoods
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Bower Center for the Arts
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Additional nearby recommended attractions:

Smith Mountain Lake
Smith Mountain Lake(Moneta)
Attraction type: State Parks; Bodies of Water

All places to eat » Places to eat

Millstone Tea Room
Millstone Tea Room
Ranked #1 of 52 Restaurants in Bedford
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Olde Liberty Station
Olde Liberty Station
Ranked #2 of 52 Restaurants in Bedford
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Town Kitchen & Provisions
Town Kitchen & Provisions
Ranked #3 of 52 Restaurants in Bedford
Bedford Social Club
Bedford Social Club
Ranked #4 of 52 Restaurants in Bedford
Price:
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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El Cazador
Ranked #5 of 52 Restaurants in Bedford
Cuisines: Mexican

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Halesford Harbour Inn
Halesford Harbour Inn
$77 - $176
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Moneta
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Bernard's Landing
Bernard's Landing
$90 - $180
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Moneta

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Vanquility Acres Inn
Vanquility Acres Inn
$75 - $125
Ranked #1 of 7 Bedford B&B and Inns
The Forget-Me-Not Bed and Breakfast
The Forget-Me-Not Bed and Breakfast
$85 - $95
Ranked #3 of 7 Bedford B&B and Inns
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Inn on Avenel
$80 - $100
Ranked #4 of 7 Bedford B&B and Inns

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.