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  • Thanks to all of our donors for your amazing support in 2016!
  • Join the National D-Day Memorial for our annual Lunchtime Lectures series. All talks are free and open to the public, beginning at noon at the Bedford Welcome Center, 816 Burks Hill Road Bedford, VA 24523. Guests are welcome to bring a lunch to enjoy during the talk. On January 26, 2017, come learn more about this surprise attack that launched the United States into World War II! Retired Navy captain and National D-Day Memorial Board Member, Jim Ransom, will speak on the history of the Pearl Harbor attack and it’s legacy 75 years later.
  • Help us honor the Marine Corps during World War II. Click on the photo to make a tax-deductible gift for the Marine Corps plaque!

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General Site Policies:

Please take into consideration the sensitive and emotional nature of the Memorial by adhering to the following site rules:

•   Please take special care to watch children. Running, climbing, or yelling are not appropriate.

•   Wading, playing, or throwing objects into the reflection pool is strictly prohibited.

•   No eating, drinking, or smoking while on monument grounds.

•   No picnicking.(Liberty Lake Park is within 1/2 Mile of the monument).There are a few small tables on the deck of the Memorial’s gift store, however, these are not always available.

•   No pets are permitted within the monument's perimeter

•   Visitors are permitted to take pictures on the Memorial site with the understanding that they are not to be sold or used commercially without the express written permission the National D-Day Memorial Foundation.


Animals: With the exception of licensed guide dogs, no animals are permitted within the monument's perimeter. The Memorial has a kennel area to place pets while visiting the site. Inquire at the information table on the deck of the Memorial Store for more information.

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