The National D-Day Memorial in Bedford VA
The National D-Day Memorial is located in Bedford VA in memory of the Bedford Boys who lost their lives during D-Day. 19 soldiers from Bedford died on D-Day and an additional 4 more men passed during the Normandy Campaign.
Located on a small hill, the National D-Day has a spectacular view of the Peaks of Otter. The memorial its self is a great place to visit as it is a life size recreation of a section of the battle. When you visit you see sculptures of men coming to shore and climbing a cliff. Its gives the viewer a feeling of what it may have felt like coming to shore that day. The memorial has the names of all 4,413 soldiers who where sacrificed that day inscribed upon it.
Throughout the year the Memorial has various educational events and continues to perform research. Often they have period vehicles and people dressed in period attire.
The D-Day Memorial lunchbox Lecture series is something not to be missed. This is a lunch and learn which is free, donations are requested. Each topic covers a difference facets of WWII and they are fascinating. Usually they are led by military or professors.
The National D-Day Memorial is a non-profit independently operated museum.