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80th Anniversary of D-Day Commemoration Events

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

The National D-Day Memorial will commemorate this historic liberation with four days of public events. Visit our 80th anniversary website for complete event details, to register, and to plan your trip. Premier Sponsor Event Support Sponsors Sponsors Flyover Sponsors

80th Anniversary of D-Day Commemoration Ceremony

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

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...

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Bedford Boys Tribute Center Ceremony & Courthouse Bell Ringing

Bedford County Courthouse 123 E Main Street, Bedford, VA, United States

This annual public remembrance of the “Bedford Boys” will take place on the West Lawn of the Bedford County Courthouse (123 E Main St, Bedford), where, 70 years ago to the day, the community gathered to mark the 10th anniversary of D-Day with the unveiling of a memorial stone. April Cheek-Messier, National D-Day Memorial Foundation President & CEO, and Ken Parker, founder of the Bedford Boys Tribute Center, are set to deliver poignant addresses. Family members of “Bedford Boys” will lay an ivy wreath. The ceremony will culminate with the ringing of the courthouse bell 20 times, once for each...

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WHEN WE WENT IN: THE D-DAY EXPERIENCE IN LIGHT AND SOUND

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

The West Point Alumni Glee Clue performs a stirring patriotic remembrance concert. As night falls, immerse yourself while D-Day unfolds all around you as the Memorial is transformed in a stunning display of light, imagery, and sound. Tickets required. WWII veterans plus one guest receive free admission. Warning: This show contains flashing light and flickering video which may not be suitable for those with photosensitive epilepsy. View the complete list of 80th anniversary events on our 80th anniversary website. Premier Sponsor Event Support Sponsors Sponsors  

WHEN WE WENT IN: THE D-DAY EXPERIENCE IN LIGHT AND SOUND

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

A 1940s-themed concert precedes the second showing of our epic multi-media experience. As night falls, immerse yourself while D-Day unfolds all around you as the Memorial is transformed in a stunning display of light, imagery, and sound. Tickets required. WWII veterans plus one guest receive free admission. Warning: This show contains flashing light and flickering video which may not be suitable for those with photosensitive epilepsy. View the complete list of 80th anniversary events on our 80th anniversary website. Premier Sponsor Event Support Sponsors Sponsors    

Soldiers and Sailors at Worship: A Field Chapel Service

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

Set in 1944, this authentic worship service reveals how soldiers made time for their faith in the most trying of times, and the role of chaplains in guiding and strengthening the spirits of the men in their care. Free admission to the Memorial from 10:00AM to Noon. View the complete list of 80th anniversary events our 80th anniversary website. Premier Sponsor Event Support Sponsors Sponsors    

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