Bedford, Virginia: National D-Day Memorial

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Address:
816 Burks Hill Rd, Bedford, VA
Directions:
South of Bedford, at the intersection of Hwys 460 and 122. You pay at the Bedford Welcome Center, then are shuttled to the Memorial.
Hours:
Daily 10-5. Invasion pool drained Jan-mid-March. (Call to verify)
Phone:
540-587-3619
Admission:
Adults $8.
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D-Day Memorial National D-Day Memorial
Private memorial to the Allied landings in Normandy on June 6, 1944. Statues, symbolism, but not much shade. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [06/02/2013]

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D-Day Memorial. National D-Day Memorial

If up are ever in the area or passing through you should not miss a chance to stop and see the National D-Day Memorial. The beach landing tribute has to be one of the best I have ever seen or heard. Take a moment and stand behind the boat with your eyes closed and listen to the air canons simulating machine gun fire. Feel the mist on your face then open your eyes to the sight of a man down water plashing at rapid fire. It was pretty amazing.

[Chris, 11/17/2014]
National D-Day Memorial

Memorial to the Allied landing in Normandy, France in 1944.

[Ashley, 09/13/2009]

Bedford, VA lost more men per capita on D-Day than any other American city. The sprawling memorial has many notable features, including a stylized landing craft, beachhead, and fountains simulating enemy fire; a sculpture of soldiers scaling a cliff; and a Necrology Wall listing the honored dead.

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