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National D-Day Memorial

3 Overlord Cir, Bedford, VA 24523-6094
+1 800-351-3329
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On way home from Gunter Family Reunion

This is a must to see. Thank you for our FREEDOM! This will make you think of what our freedom... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Theresag195757
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South Chesterfield, VA
Absolutely wonderful memorial

Walking up to the memorial and hearing the “gunshots” and seeing the statues was very surreal. It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Emily C
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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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3 Overlord Cir, Bedford, VA 24523-6094
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a must to see. Thank you for our FREEDOM! This will make you think of what our freedom cost!!! Remember those that made that great sacrifice.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walking up to the memorial and hearing the “gunshots” and seeing the statues was very surreal. It definitely made the horrors of D-Day come to life. The monuments and statues were amazing and the plaques on each one gave great information and made you think...More

Thank Emily C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a well planned out memorial that has been designed and funded by the veterans. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly. Would recommend anyone visiting the area to take an hour or two and visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

take the guided tour and enjoy the history. it can get hot out there so you may want to prep for the sun with a hat at the very least.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here years ago when it first opened - but so much more to see and experience now. Beautiful setting on top of mountain with mountain vistas in all directions. Statuary and bronze plaques were amazing. A Must-See.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an awesome place! I thought i was well versed in WWII history, but I still learned new things. The guided tour is excellent, and the admission price ($10 for adults) very reasonable. The items for sale were reasonably priced, unlike so many other similar...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a very sobering experience to learn of what the "Bedford Boys" and others experienced on that beach that day. Take the time to join a tour group and hear what the tour guides have to say. They really bring the day to life....More

Thank Gerry T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't know what to expect of the memorial but were impressed with the design and information about D-Day. The story of all of the primary commanders and units were told on bronze plaques and sculptures. The artful, life size depiction of the landing was...More

Thank JoeBoxter
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took the tour with a knowledgeable guide, learned so much, and enjoyed it immensely. There is so much symbolism throughout the grounds, you really need a guide to fully understand the meaning of the monuments and displays, but take some time and walk the grounds...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the memorial and took the tour today, which was given expertly by a volunteer, Kevin. We were initially hesitant to devote more than an hour to the tour, but we were all moved, impressed, and very pleased we did. The tour guide made...More

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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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