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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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Scout Day

March 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
National D-Day Memorial, 3 Overlord Circle
Bedford, VA 24523 United States

At our annual Scout Day, scouts participate in activities that include actual artifacts, hands-on demonstrations and games that help them learn more about World War II—while earning a National D-Day Memorial patch. A guided tour of the Memorial is included. Admission for each registered scout…

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April 2019

Prelude to Invasion: Living History Day

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
National D-Day Memorial, 3 Overlord Circle
Bedford, VA 24523 United States

D-Day history will come to life as we go back in time to World War II! Come encounter costumed interpreters who tell tales of the war: workers on the homefront at local factories; members of Eisenhower’s staff who helped plan the invasion; liberated French residents;…

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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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National Maritime Day

May 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
National D-Day Memorial, 3 Overlord Circle
Bedford, VA 24523 United States

Free admission for all mariners and a day to pay tribute to those in the maritime industry.

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

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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