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80th Anniversary of D-Day Commemoration Ceremony

June 6th @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm EDT


The 80th Anniversary of D-Day will be observed in a special ceremony at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia. Program highlights include a recognition of veterans, guest speakers, dignitaries, music, flyovers, and more. Surviving D-Day and World War II veterans will take part along with representatives from each of the Allied nations and military personnel. The commemoration begins with an 11:00AM ceremony featuring the laying of wreaths by D-Day units.

Other activities include:

  • Living Historian Exhibits
  • An authentic Higgins Boat on display
  • Portraits of Heroes and Faces of the Fallen photo exhibit
  • Book signings by guest authors

No tickets required for commemoration ceremony.

The Memorial closes at 6:00PM on Thursday, June 6.

View the complete list of 80th anniversary events and details on our 80th anniversary website.

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June 6th
11:00 am - 6:00 pm EDT
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National D-Day Memorial
3 Overlord Circle
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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