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 10-4:30. Invasion pool drained Dec.-April. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
540-587-5681
Admission:
Adults $10.
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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.

National D-Day Memorial

The Memorial has allowed car traffic to park around the circle for many years. What is new, with Covid-19, is purchasing tickets at the Memorial instead of at the Bedford Area Welcome Center.

[Chris Morris, 10/03/2020]

Normandy Beach Landing fountain.

National D-Day Memorial

The D-Day Memorial is now allowing cars to drive to the Memorial and park in the circle around it. I don't know if this is only temporary because of Covid-19 -- you used to have to ride a mini-bus to get in -- or if it's how they will be handling visitors from now on.

[Kristopher Yoder, 09/23/2020]

Might be temporary. You formerly had to buy your ticket at the Welcome Center and then be bused in, but the Welcome Center has been closed by the pandemic. Once it reopens, the buses may return.

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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