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National D-Day Memorial

3 Overlord Cir, Bedford, VA 24523-6094
+1 800-351-3329
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This is a great place to visit, it is very educational and beautiful, you will definitely learn... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dr S
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Whether you are a history buff or just want to visit memorials. This is a must. I have been... read more

Reviewed 1 week 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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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By an act of congress this huge memorial was located in the unlikely town of Bedford, Virginia because Bedford town lost proportionately more boys in the battle than any other town, over 2/3 of those who participated in the battle and its aftermath. The memorial...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

June 6, 19044 will be a date no American should forget if they are the age of 40. The names of every American, British, Canadian & French soldiers killed on the beaches are listed on a wall a short walk from the Overlord Arch. One...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What? An outdoor exhibition in the dead of winter? Yes... and it was wonderful. Our tour guide was older, but was friendly and thorough, and very pleasant. If you enjoy history, this is a great place to visit. As a veteran, very humbling.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't recommend enough to visit this memorial site for WWII. We went on a blustery, cold day. I would advise choosing a slightly warmer season to enjoy the walk through this amazing place. Our tour guide could not have been more thorough with his...More

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

The memorial has been the greatest of all WWII memorials i ever been too. The statues of the memorial, the landscape model of Normandy Beach, and the Arch really bring me closer to learning about the history of D-Day. With the model landscape it really...More

Thank Robert T
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

There was a museum and gift shop on the left of the park, as a patron enters. Over to the right was the memorial. It was a concrete modeling of the beach with a reflecting pond. At the back of the reflecting pond was an...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

A cool over cast afternoon seemed to add to the Memorial visit. It is best to tour the Memorial with the guide first, which is included, and then walk around on your on afterward. It will all be much more meaningful. This Memorial has no...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

We were given a wonderful tour by a vet who volunteers there and were very impressed and moved by the experience. I don't know how many movies or documentaries I have watched about D Day (since my father was there), but I found this site...More

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Ronald C
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$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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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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