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National D-Day Memorial

3 Overlord Cir, Bedford, VA 24523-6094
+1 800-351-3329
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A Hidden Gem

Visit this place if you're in the area! We were driving to Appomattox and saw the advertising for... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
RMJDenver
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Denver
A fitting tribute

Visited the National D-Day Memorial a few days ago and found it to be informative and moving. A... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dee W
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Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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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 6 days ago

Visit this place if you're in the area! We were driving to Appomattox and saw the advertising for this place and decided to stop and see it. We were so glad we did!. You can't see most of it from the highway, but what a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the National D-Day Memorial a few days ago and found it to be informative and moving. A great tribute to the World War II

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great way to remember all who lost there lives on that horrid day. I took 2 friends from PA. We didn't get their until just around 4pm. We missed the last guided tour so my group just wanted to walk around. Next time I go...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A first class memorial. I consider this site to be a must see for all Americans. A great tribute to the men who perished on D-day. Those from Bedford, VA, and all the warriors and civilians from many countries who gave their all to liberate...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

If you are in the area, this is a great place to visit. It is worth the drive. They have special events for certain occasions.

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

This is a very good memorial to those that fought and those that died. Bill, the volunteer that gave my tour was very knowledgeable. Great incite into the background and execution of D-Day.

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Reviewed 10 March 2018

Visited on the day of 1st annual D-Day Raider Extreme Physical Fitness event with local JROTC--an excellent focused collaboration for young people interested in history and military sciences. Large memorial makes for a great hour or more of exploration--statues are highly detailed and guided tours...More

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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

This memorial is a little off the beaten path. It’s a terrific visit none the less. No matter if you’re a hard core historian or simply want to understand more about your Nation’s history. After visiting Normandy, I strongly recommend anyone take the time to...More

Thank DonRetired
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

This is a great place to visit, it is very educational and beautiful, you will definitely learn something new. After buying tickets, there is a short ten minute video which will give you a quick overview of D-Day, including all 5 beaches, a brief section...More

Thank Dr S
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

Whether you are a history buff or just want to visit memorials. This is a must. I have been several times. It is a beautiful tribute to our service men who gave their lives in war. You feel like you are on the beach with...More

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Ronald C
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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.
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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
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