Stories are everywhere at the National D-Day Memorial. You can find them in our poignant statues, meaningful artifacts, engaging tour guides, and directly from the valiant men and women who served on that fateful day and beyond. As we commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day, it’s our duty to preserve these stories and share them for generations to come.

The Allied Forces of World War II wrote the most important story of the last century. As the world approaches the 80th anniversary of D-Day, it is still hard to conceive the epic scope of this decisive battle that foreshadowed the end of Hitler’s dream of Nazi domination.

When it was over, the Allied Forces had suffered nearly 10,000 casualties; some 4,400 were dead. Yet somehow, because of planning and preparation, and due to the valor, fidelity, and sacrifice of the Allied Forces, Fortress Europe had been breached.

On Thursday, June 6, 2024 the National D-Day Memorial will commemorate this historic liberation. Join the Memorial in recognizing the 80th anniversary of D-Day where their valor, fidelity, and sacrifice are honored every day.

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Map & Directions


GPS Address: 3 Overlord Circle, Bedford, VA 24523

From Richmond: 360 west to 460 west; Follow signs to Lynchburg and Bedford. Take 2nd Bedford Exit. Take a right off of the exit onto Burks Hill Road. Take the next left at the Bedford Area Welcome Center for ticket purchases. Total distance – approximately 143 miles.

Alternate Route: 64 west to 81 south; take exit 150 to Alternate 220; Follow signs to 460 (Lynchburg and Bedford) and take a left onto 460 east. Travel approximately 25 minutes and take the 122 exit. Take a left off of the exit and proceed through the stoplight. Take an immediate left at the Bedford Area Welcome Center for ticket purchases.

Roanoke: 460 east to Route 122 north. Take the 122 exit. Take a left off of the exit and proceed through the stoplight. Take an immediate left at the Bedford Area Welcome Center for ticket purchases. Total distance- approximately 27 miles.