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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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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