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The National D-Day Memorial is a war memorial located in Bedford, Virginia. It serves as the national memorial for American D-Day veterans. However, its scope is international in that it states, "In Tribute to the valor, fidelity and sacrifice of Allied Forces on D-Day, June 6, 1944" and commends all Allied Armed Forces during the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France on June 6, 1944 during World War II.The memorial, bordering the Blue Ridge Mountains in southwestern Virginia, is an area of over 50 acres that overlooks the town of Bedford. It officially opened on June 6, 2001 with 15,000 people present, including then-President George W. Bush. Wikipedia


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Bedford Virginia National D Day Memorial Guide Tour

Visit to US National DDay memorial June 2019. Guide Tour is best way to learn about DDay and events that changed the world.

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National D-Day Memorial in Bedford Virginia

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The National D-Day Memorial - Bedford, Virginia

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Why the National D-Day Memorial was built in Bedford, Virginia

Roanoke native Bob Slaughter insisted that Bedford had earned the right to be home of this memorial.

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The National D-Day Memorial

Just a short drive down the road from Lynchburg, Virginia you'll find the National D-Day Memorial in the quaint town of Bedford.

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The National D-Day Memorial

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National D-Day Memorial in Virginia's Blue Ridge

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National D-Day Memorial and Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest Home: 2 Day Trips from Roanoke, VA

Here's two great day trips from Roanoke, Virginia that we recently enjoyed. The first is the National D-Day Museum in Bedford, VA.

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What kids learn by visiting the National D-Day Memorial

Children come to learn what happened on D-Day.

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