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National D-Day Memorial

3 Overlord Circle
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
540-586-3329 www.dday.org

May 2019

Memorial Day Observance

May 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
National D-Day Memorial, 3 Overlord Circle
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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This special Memorial Day ceremony officially recognizes the men and women who have sacrificed their lives for our freedoms. The program begins at 11 a.m. Special music by Brass 5. The latest installment of veteran bricks will also be dedicated. Keynote speaker is Alex Kershaw, journalist and a New York Times bestselling author of books on World War II including "The Bedford Boys: One American Town’s Ultimate D-Day Sacrifice." There will be a book signing following the ceremony for his…

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June 2019

75th Anniversary of D-Day Commemoration

June 4 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
National D-Day Memorial, 3 Overlord Circle
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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June 6, 2019 marks the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, a milestone that is expected to represent the last large gathering of D-Day veterans around the globe. The youngest D-Day vets are in their middle-90s; a few more years will find the last of them gone from us. To mark this milestone and take advantage of the opportunities for discussion and commemoration it presents, the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia will observe the 75th Anniversary with six days of ceremonies,…

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75th Anniversary of D-Day Commemoration

June 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
National D-Day Memorial, 3 Overlord Circle
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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June 6, 2019 marks the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, a milestone that is expected to represent the last large gathering of D-Day veterans around the globe. The youngest D-Day vets are in their middle-90s; a few more years will find the last of them gone from us. To mark this milestone and take advantage of the opportunities for discussion and commemoration it presents, the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia will observe the 75th Anniversary with six days of ceremonies,…

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U.S. Naval Academy Plaque Dedication

June 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
National D-Day Memorial, 3 Overlord Circle
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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Join us as we dedicate our newest narrative plaque honoring the U.S. Naval Academy.

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The Final Salute: D-Day Plus 75 Years

June 6 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
National D-Day Memorial, 3 Overlord Circle
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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June 6, 2019 marks the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, a milestone that is expected to represent the last large gathering of D-Day veterans around the globe.  Events are planned throughout the day. Aerial Tribute to WWII Veterans – 10:00 a.m. –  Join us as WWII aircraft take to the sky in a breathtaking display and pay tribute to the Greatest Generation who flew them. “The Final Salute” Commemorative Observance – 11:00 a.m. – The ceremony will include international dignitaries, special…

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Concert and Canteen

June 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
National D-Day Memorial, 3 Overlord Circle
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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Join us at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia to hear patriotic music and songs based on soundtracks from famous WWII films over the years. The 29th Division Band will perform on Friday, June 7, 2019 along with the U.S. Coast Guard Honor Guard Silent Drill Team. They will perform a powerful concert to commemorate this historic event and pay tribute to veterans who served. This event is free and open to the public. Food service will be available…

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July 2019

1940s Homefront Festival

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
National D-Day Memorial, 3 Overlord Circle
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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Experience life in the 1940s at the National D-Day Memorial’s annual family event! Guests will have the opportunity to meet World War II veterans, view artifacts, talk with living historians, listen to 1940s music performances, learn about Victory Gardens, browse a market with local farm and craft vendors, and so much more! Students 18 and under receive free admission. Adult admission is $10; veterans are $8; and active duty and reserve military service members are free as part of the…

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