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National D-Day Memorial

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Upcoming Events

March 2017

Virginia WWI and WWII Commemoration Commission Lecture Series

March 29 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Bedford Welcome Center, 816 Burks Hill Road
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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Join the National D-Day Memorial staff at the Bedford Area Welcome Center and hear Brigadier General Lapthe Flora, Assistant Adjutant General of the VA National Guard, as he speaks on "Diversity as a Force Multiplier in WWI." Free admission and a guided tour of the National D-Day Memorial will be offered afterwards.

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April 2017

Scout Day at the National D-Day Memorial

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bedford Welcome Center, 816 Burks Hill Road
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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Join us for our annual Scout Day on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 10AM to 1PM as we actively explore the history of World War II and D-Day! Through interactive stations, scouts will participate in activities that include actual WWII artifacts, hands-on demonstrations and games, and the opportunity to hear about a World War II veteran’s wartime experience—as well as earn a National D-Day Memorial patch. A guided tour of the Memorial will follow. Admission for each registered scout and…

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D-Day Lunchbox Lecture Series ~ Last Stand On Bataan

April 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bedford Welcome Center, 816 Burks Hill Road
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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Chris Kolakowski, director of the MacArthur Memorial in Norfolk and author of "Last Stand on Bataan", will speak on the 75th Anniversary of the surrender of the Philippines and the Bataan Death March. Free Admission

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National D-Day Memorial ~ Prelude To Invasion: A Living History Event

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
National D-Day Memorial, 3 Overlord Circle
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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D-Day history will come to life as we go back in time to World War II! Come encounter costumed interpreters who tell tales of the War: workers on the Home Front at local factories; members of Eisenhower’s staff who helped plan the invasion; liberated French residents; and the soldiers, sailors, and airmen who landed on the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944. WWII era encampments will be scattered throughout the grounds and WWII veterans will be on hand to…

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May 2017

Homeschool Day At The National D-Day Memorial

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
National D-Day Memorial, 3 Overlord Circle
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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During this special event, homeschool families and co-ops get to experience the National D-Day Memorial’s field trip program. Students will be given the opportunity to meet WWII veterans and interact with living historians.  Hands-on activities will illustrate various aspects of WWII history. A complimentary guided tour is included during your visit. Online registration and pre-payment are required by April 21st. Admission is $5.00 per person and children 5 and under are free. Contact the Memorial’s Education Department at (540) 586-3329…

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National D-Day Memorial ~ Armed Forces Day 5K

May 20 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
National D-Day Memorial, 3 Overlord Circle
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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Support our Armed Forces at the National D-Day Memorial by participating in a patriotic themed 5K Run/Walk and Youth Fun Run! Not only does the race begin and end at the picturesque Memorial, but a total change in elevation of 220 feet provides a unique challenge for runners of all levels to “Conquer the Hill.” Participants will also have the opportunity to honor and interact with members of the Armed Forces past and present. Don’t want to run or walk?…

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National Maritime Day

May 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
National D-Day Memorial, 3 Overlord Circle
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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In honor of the occasion all Merchant Marine veterans and current Mariners receive free admission into the National D-Day Memorial.

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Stars And Stripes Forever: Patriotic Concert At The National D-Day Memorial

May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
National D-Day Memorial, 3 Overlord Circle
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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The Jefferson Choral Society, joined by the Chorus of the Blue Ridge, will perform a stirring concert that will have guests on their feet celebrating the freedoms so many have fought and died to protect. Tickets go on sale in April.  Bring your own chair. Call (540) 586-3329 or visit www.dday.org for more information.

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Remembering Their Sacrifice At The National D-Day Memorial

May 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
National D-Day Memorial, 3 Overlord Circle
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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A special Memorial Day ceremony to officially recognize the men and women who have sacrificed for our freedoms. The program begins at 11 a.m.  Keynote speaker is Herschel “Woody” Williams, one of only six surviving Medal of Honor recipients from WWII. The Memorial will also dedicate Virginia’s Gold Star Families Memorial Monument. The latest installment of veteran bricks will also be dedicated. Special music by Brass 5. Admission is free until noon. Guests are asked to bring their own chair.…

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June 2017

73rd Anniversary of D-Day

June 6 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
National D-Day Memorial, 3 Overlord Circle
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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Pay tribute to those soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice in Normandy 73 years ago and honor those who lived to fight another day. There will be a ceremony at 11 a.m. with keynote speaker Jerry Yellin, a WWII pilot who flew the final combat mission of the war, during which his wingman was the last man killed in combat. There will be a Veterans Reunion tent and music by the 29th Division Band. Admission is free and the Memorial will…

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