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National D-Day Memorial, Bedford

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Pay your respects to the Allied soldiers that participated in the 1944 invasion of Normandy at National D-Day Memorial. An English garden, victory plaza, and invasion tableau serve as a powerful tribute to the bravery and sacrifice of those who took part in the World War II battle. As the American town that suffered the greatest per-capita loss on D-Day, Bedford makes a fitting home for this important memorial, opened in 2001. Read the names of the residents who participated in the D-Day event alongside many more on tablets that border the Elmon T. Gray Plaza. The list includes all 4,413 fallen Allied soldiers, making it the most complete list of its kind in the world. Take a guided tour to learn more and read the information displays throughout the site. To visit National D-Day Memorial and other attractions in Bedford, use our Bedford trip maker app.
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  • Beautifully designed and maintained monument, tribute and memorial to ALL allied troops involved in the WWII D-Day landings. Much larger that anticipated with lovely walkways, gardens, seats and... 
    Beautifully designed and maintained monument, tribute and memorial to ALL allied troops involved in the WWII D-Day landings. Much larger that anticipated with lovely walkways, gardens, seats and...  more »
  • We are reading the Bedford boys right now and traveling through Bedford Virginia. This is a must stop. Beautiful, well done memorial paying tribute to those men who gave their lives to give us... 
    We are reading the Bedford boys right now and traveling through Bedford Virginia. This is a must stop. Beautiful, well done memorial paying tribute to those men who gave their lives to give us...  more »
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  • Very moving. The volunteer (maybe Susan) was so knowledgeable and made our tour interesting and enjoyable. Our thoughts hearkened back to our fathers who both served in WWII. The Bedford Boys especially touched my husband's heart since he recently read the book written about these heroic men. Thank you to all who have/are/or will serve our country. God Bless America! 🇺🇸
  • Everyone in this country should visit this memorial. I was in awe! So well done. So moving. So, so - humbled to stand there. Thank you to our outstanding military who serve our country and make us proud! Thank you to the family members who share your loved ones for us!

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