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National D-Day Memorial

3 Overlord Cir, Bedford, VA 24523-6094
+1 800-351-3329
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Beautiful in every season.

This WWII D-Day Memorial is an excellent place to visit. It has numerous displays and beautiful... read more

Reviewed January 8, 2017
Bedford, Virginia
Spectacular Memorial That Is Solemn and Educational

Set in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, the memorial honors all service members, who... read more

Reviewed January 2, 2017
Joseph S
Arnold, Maryland
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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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3 Overlord Cir, Bedford, VA 24523-6094
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Reviewed January 8, 2017

This WWII D-Day Memorial is an excellent place to visit. It has numerous displays and beautiful plantings all over the property. Around the Memorial are listed every soldier and sailor that gave their life during the invasion. Well worth visiting.

Thank celthiker
Reviewed January 2, 2017

Set in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, the memorial honors all service members, who participated in the greatest military operation in history: the invasion of France on June 6, 1944. The memorial is set in Bedford, Virginia, the community that suffered the highest American per...More

Thank Joseph S
Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

We stopped on a very slow day since it was so close to Christmas, but they changed the time of the tour for us and we're very nice. The guide was very knowledgeable and the grounds are beautiful. It was a humbling experience. The only...More

Thank lpdutil
Reviewed December 11, 2016

The staff was friendly and very thorough. We didn't take the tour, but from what we heard as we passed we definitely will next time. It was cold the day we went and the pool was already drained. We plan to go back in the...More

Thank tracylouwalset
Reviewed December 7, 2016

Having read the book, The Bedford Boys, I was fully aware of the sacrifice that this town made during D-Day. I had been looking forward to visiting the National D-Day Memorial since finishing the book. We left very impressed with the way the memorial has...More

Thank NCPirate
Reviewed November 28, 2016

I wasn't aware of the Memorial until I got to the Bedford area. It was a moving experience for me as I served in the U.S. Army (not WWII, the late 70's) and have read tons of histories of the entire war and especially D-Day....More

Thank Roderick A
Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

This sobering memorial is dedicated to some of the most brave soldiers ever. It is definitely worth seeing it, of all memorials! This was almost a suicide mission with protected machine gunning Nazis and our soldiers with no air support. No one should have fought...More

Thank ControlMax
Reviewed November 14, 2016

We joined a tour presented by a veteran, who was very knowledgeable. The tour has about 20 stops, and you can follow a guide or walk on your own. There are busts and statues of many leaders, both military and political. The beach tableau is...More

Thank JD H
Reviewed November 8, 2016 via mobile

Took a short stop to see the memorial. I was very impressed. Such a beautiful place and very quiet. I wish I had more time to sit and reflect. Must stop and visit. Worth the time.

Thank tckramer
Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

Very moving and informational. Our guide was excellent. Bought "The Bedford Boys" book to learn even more. Hopefully I can visit Normandy in the next few years.

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Ronald C
August 20, 2017|
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Response from jgwisdom | Reviewed this property |
$10 and veterans get a discount I think they get $2 off the full price. Well worth the $10, and by all means go with a tour guide, you will be glad you did.
Ann T
March 13, 2017|
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Response from Brandon G | Property representative |
The guided walking tour of the Memorial takes approximately one hour, however, we recommend that you plan two hours for your visit. You may wish to walk around on your own, take photos, or visit the Memorial store for a... More