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January 2020

Lunchbox Lecture Series: Going to the Movies

January 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bedford Area Welcome Center, 816 Burks Hill Rd.
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
Free

Jim Triesler, Director of Education, Virginia War Memorial “Yes, we have swell movies here.  Tonight I saw, “Here Comes the Waves,” with Bing Crosby and Betty Hutton.  It was swell.  I laughed an awful lot in it.  What do you mean you’ll take me to…

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February 2020

Lunchbox Lecture Series: The Forgotten Rosies, African-American Women in WWII

February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bedford Area Welcome Center, 816 Burks Hill Rd.
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
Free

April Cheek-Messier, President & CEO, National D-Day Memorial Foundation During the course of World War II, over 600,000 African-American women joined the American labor force to defeat tyranny abroad.  Yet these women were mostly overlooked in the wartime industry.   Images of “Rosie the Riveter” have…

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March 2020

Kilroy’s Kids

March 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
National D-Day Memorial, 3 Overlord Circle
Bedford, VA 24523 United States

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Lunchbox Lecture Series: One Woman and 150,000 Men, The Story of Wartime Correspondent Martha Gellhorn on D-Day

March 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bedford Area Welcome Center, 816 Burks Hill Rd.
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
Free

Maggie Hartley, Associate Director for Programming and Events, National D-Day Memorial Foundation “I followed the war wherever I could reach it.” From the Spanish Civil War to Panama, Martha Gellhorn covered most major conflicts in her 60-year career as a wartime correspondent. She is also…

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Scout Day

March 29 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
National D-Day Memorial, 3 Overlord Circle
Bedford, VA 24523 United States

Advance registration and payment required. Details coming soon!

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April 2020

Prelude to Invasion

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
National D-Day Memorial, 3 Overlord Circle
Bedford, VA 24523 United States

Details coming soon! Free with regular admission.

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Prelude to Invasion

April 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
National D-Day Memorial, 3 Overlord Circle
Bedford, VA 24523 United States

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Lunchbox Lecture Series: The Lost Soldier, The Ordeal of a WWII GI from the Home Front to the Hurtgen Forest

April 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bedford Area Welcome Center, 816 Burks Hill Rd.
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
Free

Chris Hartley, WWII Historian and Author The Lost Soldier offers a perspective on World War II we don’t always get from histories and memoirs. Based on the letters home of Pete Lynn, the diary of his wife, Ruth, and meticulous research in primary and secondary sources,…

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May 2020

V-E Day Parade and Celebration

May 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Downtown Bedford, Main and Bridge Streets
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
Free

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Armed Forces Day 5K

May 16 @ 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 all…

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