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August 2022

No Excuse Night

August 13 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
National D-Day Memorial, 3 Overlord Circle
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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Never been to the Memorial? Haven't been in a while? There's no excuse not to visit during this free, extended-hours event. No Excuse Night is held annually during the national Spirit of '45 weekend to commemorate the end of World War II. Docents will be…

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September 2022

Poppy Peace Garden Display

September 2 - September 11
National D-Day Memorial, 3 Overlord Circle
Bedford, VA 24523 United States

This September marks the official 77th anniversary of the end of World War II. To pay remembrance, the Memorial will place thousands of red poppies alongside the sculpture, Le Monument Aux Morts as a visual tribute to the men and women who gave their all to preserve…

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Patriot Day Wreath Laying

September 11 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
National D-Day Memorial, 3 Overlord Circle
Bedford, VA 24523 United States

Wreath laying with Bedford Fire Department to commemorate 9/11 anniversary. Regular admission applies.

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POW/MIA Recognition Day

September 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
National D-Day Memorial, 3 Overlord Circle
Bedford, VA 24523 United States

The Memorial will honor American service members who were held captive and returned and remember those who remain missing. Commemoration details coming soon.

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Lunchbox Lecture: The Glidermen of D-Day

September 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Livestream

Korean War paratrooper and Silver Star recipient Bob VandeLinde will discuss the glidermen of D-Day. This virtual presentation will be available online on YouTube and Facebook.

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October 2022

Homefront Festival

October 1 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
National D-Day Memorial, 3 Overlord Circle
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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Join us for the return of this joyous family-friendly event exploring American life during World War II with displays, demonstrations, children’s activities, reenactors, and special tours. Students under 18, all veterans, and active-duty military receive free admission. Adult admission is $10. Food available for purchase.…

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Homeschool Day

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
National D-Day Memorial, 3 Overlord Circle
Bedford, VA 24523 United States

Homeschooled students and their families are invited for special tours, programs, and demonstrations to learn more about D-Day and what it took to claim victory. Registration details to come. Email education@dday.org for information.

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Lunchbox Lecture: The Time Left Between Us

October 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Livestream

Alicia DeFonzo shares her new book, The Time Left Between Us, detailing her grandfather’s WWII service. This virtual presentation will be available online on YouTube and Facebook.

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November 2022

Veterans Day

November 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
National D-Day Memorial, 3 Overlord Circle
Bedford, VA 24523 United States

Keynote speaker announcement coming soon. Free admission until noon.

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December 2022

Flames of Memory 2022 Night 1

December 2 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
National D-Day Memorial, 3 Overlord Circle
Bedford, VA 24523 United States

As twilight deepens and obscured the Blue Ridge, the Memorial will honor the 4,415 men killed on D-Day. Arranged throughout the grounds, thousands of luminarias will shine in recognition of Overlord's fallen and in tribute to the ultimate sacrifice each made to relight the lamp…

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