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National D-Day Memorial

3 Overlord Cir, Bedford, VA 24523-6094
+1 800-351-3329
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the d day invasion

Many years ago i read a book entitled The Bedford Boys, It related he story of a group of young men... read more

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Nite R
Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
Lest we forget....the greatest generation...and why they are

A great monument to valor and sacrifice. Jenifer is an excellent tour guide with deep knowledge and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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 yesterday

Many years ago i read a book entitled The Bedford Boys, It related he story of a group of young men from the town of Bedford,va and surrounding areas who had enlisted to fight in WWII. When June 6,1944 better known as the D Day...More

Thank Nite R
Reviewed 6 days ago

A great monument to valor and sacrifice. Jenifer is an excellent tour guide with deep knowledge and a very engaging personality. ? It is well worth your time to contemplate the scope valor and sacrifice on D-day. We need to always remember the greatest generation...More

Thank Jeff K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was simply surprised with how beautiful this memorial is. You can tell that much thought was put into the creation of it. It is breathtaking! Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to look at each statue and read the history of each plaque.

Thank Marshall B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We toured the National D-Day Memorial on a beautiful day. It is a beautiful memorial to the people who lost their lives fighting for our freedom. It has a wonderful view of the peaks of otter.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friends told us about the D-Day Museum and we were totally blown away!!!! We had no idea it was there. The museum is an outdoor collection of very impressive monuments and statues with many many bronze plaques describing the day and those that participated in...More

Thank Wayne H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sunny and warm fall day and great visit. Be sure to take the guided tour and don't just browse on your own, you won't "get it." There is so much the guides are able to share.

Thank eer1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my second visit to this memorial. And once again it took my breath away. I was able to take the tour this time. My guide was so knowledgeable. I like be that he is also a Vietnam Vet. I loved hearing the stories...More

Thank Jill E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best memorials we’ve seen. Don’t miss this charming hamlet nestled in the Blue Ridge mountains. Wait for the guided tour and you won’t regret it.

Thank Eastern-Shore-4Life
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be sure to stop at the visitor center before getting to the memorial to purchase your admission ticket. It is only $10.00 for adults and veterans get a discount. They give you a sticker to wear on your shirt and there is someone at a...More

Thank luvthebanksBristolVa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Shenandoah Valley is a beautiful area to drive from place to place, We decided to visit the D-Day Memorial while driving around the area of Lynchburg, VA. We were quite taken aback by what we saw. The people who made this place happen were...More

Thank Ann P
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Ronald C
21 August 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
14 March 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