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National D-Day Memorial

3 Overlord Cir, Bedford, VA 24523-6094
+1 800-351-3329
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First, let me start with saying any of these reviews that are negative must not have taken the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
lisam0518
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Westminster, Maryland
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Sadly, there just wasn't much to this...

First let me say that ANY commemoration of our Nation’s fallen is a positive thing. Having said... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
obxpanther
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High Point, North Carolina
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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 2 days ago via mobile

First, let me start with saying any of these reviews that are negative must not have taken the quided tour that is included in your admission price. Secondly if you are complaining about an admission price do you research, while it is recognized as a...More

1  Thank lisam0518
Reviewed 4 days ago

First let me say that ANY commemoration of our Nation’s fallen is a positive thing. Having said that, I felt this memorial came up short. The grounds are located behind the Bedford Visitor’s Center - which is where you purchase your admission “sticker”. (Only by...More

Thank obxpanther
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the chance to stop and visit this memorial located in a somewhat out of the way town of Bedford. Why Bedford?? 16 of 23 men from Bedford were killed on the beach and 3 died in the next few days, a huge loss...More

1  Thank Hud B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was a very educational tour with lots of pleasing visual displays. Took my 8 yr old son so he could get a glimpse of what it meant to the United States and all the Allied countries that day that these men succeed in their endeavor!...More

1  Thank richardfV350PX
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After purchasing our tickets at the Bedford Visitors' Center, and checking out the display of the Memorial, I was pleasantly surprised to drive up the hill and see the grandor and serenity of the actual Memorial on the plateau above the town of Bedford. The...More

2  Thank KenPenn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went on recommendation of my brother. Was an outstanding site with tons of information. The tour was so informative and the site is breath taking. Absolute must see.

1  Thank James C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had heard of this memorial for years and decided it was time to visit. Can't say how much I enjoyed it, the site honors multiple military services that were involved with the D-Day invasion, along with a tour guide that ties them all together.

1  Thank atcretired
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are visiting the Blue Ridge Parkway near Bedford, Va., stop at the National D-Day Memorial. While walking the tour you can almost imagine how frightening Omaha Beach would have been for the soldiers landing there. Sounds are realistic, but it is a little...More

1  Thank Gary L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While spending a long holiday week end in Charlottesville we came across a listing for the D Day Memorial in Bedford, Va. We arrived just in time to catch up with a tour that had just begun. Our guide was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable and...More

1  Thank Robert H
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This monument is a critical piece of our American History and a must see. I visited the site after I stopped into the Bedford Visitor's Center, which was excellent in and of itself, and just around the corner. Bedford was chosen as the site for...More

1  Thank V2990HUmichellel
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Ann T
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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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