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National D-Day Memorial

3 Overlord Cir, Bedford, VA 24523-6094
+1 800-351-3329
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Greatest WWII Memorial

The memorial has been the greatest of all WWII memorials i ever been too. The statues of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert T
Architectural model depicting D-DAY

There was a museum and gift shop on the left of the park, as a patron enters. Over to the right... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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The National D-Day Memorial is located in Bedford, Virginia - the community suffering the highest per capita D-Day losses in the nation. The Memorial honors the Allied forces that participated in the invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944 during World War II. With its stylized English Garden, haunting invasion tableau, and striking Victory Plaza, the Memorial stands as a powerful permanent tribute to the valor, fidelity, and sacrifice of D-Day participants. The Memorial is encompassed by the names of the 4,413 Allied soldiers who died in the invasion, the most complete list of its kind anywhere in the world. Visitors can expect both an educational experience as well as an emotional one, as they walk the grounds at the Memorial and leave with a clear understanding of the scale and sacrifices made during the largest amphibious landing the world has ever seen. On June 6, 1944, 150,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. General Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which "we will accept nothing less than full victory." More than 5,000 ships and 11,000 aircraft supported the invasion, and by day's end, the Allies gained a foot-hold in France. The D-Day cost was high with more than 9,000 Allied soldiers killed or wounded as the march across Europe to defeat Hitler began.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The memorial has been the greatest of all WWII memorials i ever been too. The statues of the memorial, the landscape model of Normandy Beach, and the Arch really bring me closer to learning about the history of D-Day. With the model landscape it really...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

There was a museum and gift shop on the left of the park, as a patron enters. Over to the right was the memorial. It was a concrete modeling of the beach with a reflecting pond. At the back of the reflecting pond was an...More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 1 week ago

A cool over cast afternoon seemed to add to the Memorial visit. It is best to tour the Memorial with the guide first, which is included, and then walk around on your on afterward. It will all be much more meaningful. This Memorial has no...More

Thank MICKEY O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were given a wonderful tour by a vet who volunteers there and were very impressed and moved by the experience. I don't know how many movies or documentaries I have watched about D Day (since my father was there), but I found this site...More

Thank fichucat
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Pay attention to the December event calendar, noting the luminaire nights when over 4000 luminaries decorate the Memorial. Dress warmly and walk out to the plaza and visit the gift shop. Lovely concept and wonderful way to reflect upon the sacrifice of so many at...More

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

The memorial itself is very impressive, but the information provided by our tour guide added so much more to our experience. Our guide, Reed, seemed to know every detail about the planning and the execution of the operation --- and he explained it in an...More

Thank xcskierNH
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Escorted tour through each part of the Memorial with information on how it was planned to carried out. This is an important accomplishment of history that changed the course of the war, and eventually history. Built and maintained with Private Funding, we must keep this...More

Thank Bob L
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

You buy your tickets at a beautiful Visitors Center (check out the gift shop), then drive onto the memorial grounds. Don’t miss the free tour! Our excellent guide, Charles, told us about the areas of the memorial and really brought D-Day to life for us....More

Thank GG12014
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Impressive display of the D-Day landing. Plenty of time to reflect on the harshness of war. Men at the prime of their life making the sacrifice for our freedom.

Thank don102012
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

A lot of standing and walking. Consider a wheelchair if accessibility is an issue. Dedicated guides. Expansive space with great statues and reliefs. Glad we stopped

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Ronald C
21 August 2017|
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$10 and veterans get a discount I think they get $2 off the full price. Well worth the $10, and by all means go with a tour guide, you will be glad you did.
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Ann T
13 March 2017|
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The guided walking tour of the Memorial takes approximately one hour, however, we recommend that you plan two hours for your visit. You may wish to walk around on your own, take photos, or visit the Memorial store for a... More
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