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February 2019

Lunchbox Lecture Series: The Heritage of African-American Marines in WWII

February 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bedford Area Welcome Center, 816 Burks Hill Rd.
Bedford, VA 24523 United States

Montford Point Marine Association For Black History Month, come learn about the intriguing heritage of African-American Marines in WWII. Representatives of the Montford Point Marine Association will be on hand to highlight the challenges faces by these often-overlooked heroes of the war, and the impact…

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March 2019

Lunchbox Lecture Series: The Secrets of Bletchley Park

March 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bedford Area Welcome Center, 816 Burks Hill Rd.
Bedford, VA 24523 United States

April Cheek-Messier, National D-Day Memorial Foundation President Long before there was a James Bond or a Jason Bourne, intrepid intelligence operatives and ingenious codebreakers in Britain labored in clandestine silence to unlock German secrets and make Allied victory possible…it’s a story you don’t yet fully…

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April 2019

Lunchbox Lecture Series: Slivers from a Broken World

April 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bedford Area Welcome Center, 816 Burks Hill Rd.
Bedford, VA 24523 United States

Dr. Marilyn Moriarty, Hollins University Dr. Marilyn Moriarty of Hollins University will return to detail the fascinating and moving story of her mother in Slivers from a Broken World. Marilyn’s upcoming book of the same title details her mother’s experiences as a resistance operative in France during…

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The Dead and Those About to Die: D-Day – The Big Red One at Omaha Beach

April 27 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
National D-Day Memorial, 3 Overlord Circle
Bedford, VA 24523 United States

Award winning author and military historian John C. McManus will discuss his book The Dead and Those About to Die during a special lecture inside the Memorial's Bobbie G. Johnson Pavilion on April 27. McManus’s riveting account of the 1st Infantry Division’s ordeal on Omaha…

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May 2019

Armed Forces Day 5K

May 18 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
National D-Day Memorial, 3 Overlord Circle
Bedford, VA 24523 United States

Support our Armed Forces at the National D-Day Memorial by participating in a patriotic themed 5K Run/Walk. Not only does the race begin and end at the picturesque Memorial, but a total change in elevation of 220 feet provides a unique challenge for runners of…

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Stars and Stripes Forever Memorial Day Weekend Concert

May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
National D-Day Memorial, 3 Overlord Circle
Bedford, VA 24523 United States

The Jefferson Choral Society will perform a stirring concert that will have guests on their feet celebrating the freedoms so many have fought and died to protect. Tickets go on sale on Monday, April 1, 2019. Bring your own chair. Call (540) 586-3329 or visit…

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Remembering Their Sacrifice Memorial D-Day Ceremony

May 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This special Memorial Day ceremony officially recognizes the men and women who have sacrificed their lives for our freedoms. The program begins at 11 a.m. Special music by Brass 5. Keynote speaker is Alex Kershaw, journalist and a New York Times bestselling author of books…

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June 2019

Drawing D-Day: An Artist’s Journey Through War Book Signing and Reception

June 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bower Center for the Arts, 305 N Bridge St
Bedford, VA 24523 United States

The only sketches known to be drawn on D-Day will be displayed in Bedford for the 75th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy. During this event, view these sketches along with Ugo Giannini’s uniform as WWII costumed re-enactors read excerpts from his journal throughout the…

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U.S. Naval Academy Plaque Dedication

June 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
National D-Day Memorial, 3 Overlord Circle
Bedford, VA 24523 United States

Join us as we dedicate our newest narrative plaque honoring the U.S. Naval Academy

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The Final Salute: D-Day Plus 75 Years

June 6
National D-Day Memorial, 3 Overlord Circle
Bedford, VA 24523 United States

June 6, 2019 marks the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, a milestone that is expected to represent the last large gathering of D-Day veterans around the globe.  Events are planned throughout the day. Aerial Tribute to WWII Veterans - 10:00 a.m. -  Join us as WWII…

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