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May 2019

Remembering Their Sacrifice Memorial 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
Academy Center of the Arts, 600 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 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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U.S. Naval Academy Plaque Dedication

June 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
National D-Day Memorial, 3 Overlord Circle
Bedford, VA 24523 United States

Join us as we dedicate our newest narrative plaque honoring the U.S. Naval Academy

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The Final Salute: D-Day Plus 75 Years

June 6 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
National D-Day Memorial, 3 Overlord Circle
Bedford, VA 24523 United States

June 6, 2019 marks the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, a milestone that is expected to represent the last large gathering of D-Day veterans around the globe.  Events are planned throughout the day. Aerial Tribute to WWII Veterans - 10:00 a.m. -  Join us as WWII…

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“Tuesday Mourning” June 6 Evening Performance

June 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Gibson Memorial Auditorium – Bedford Science and Technology Center, 600 Edmund St.
Bedford, VA 24523
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“Tuesday Mourning,” a play written by Duane Hahn with original music by Richard Adams, tells the story of Bedford's ultimate sacrifice from the perspective of the men who were there.  Runs June 6-9, 2019.  Click here for tickets and showtimes.  

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Saving Private Ryan Free Screening

June 6 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Historic Academy Theatre, 524 Main St
Lynchburg, VA
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Rated R - 1998 - Drama/Action - 2h 50m Captain John Miller (Tom Hanks) takes his men behind enemy lines to find Private James Ryan, whose three brothers have been killed in combat. Surrounded by the brutal realities of war, while searching for Ryan, each…

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Outdoor Concert and Canteen

June 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
National D-Day Memorial, 3 Overlord Circle
Bedford, VA 24523 United States

Hear patriotic music and songs based on soundtracks from famous WWII films over the years. The 29th Infantry Division Band will perform on Friday, June 7, 2019 along with the U.S. Coast Guard Honor Guard Silent Drill Team. They will perform a powerful concert to…

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“Tuesday Mourning” June 7 Evening Performance

June 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Gibson Memorial Auditorium – Bedford Science and Technology Center, 600 Edmund St.
Bedford, VA 24523

“Tuesday Mourning,” a play written by Duane Hahn with original music by Richard Adams, tells the story of Bedford's ultimate sacrifice from the perspective of the men who were there.  Runs June 6-9, 2019.  Click here for tickets and showtimes.  

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Parade of the Greatest Generation

June 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Downtown Bedford, Main and Bridge Streets
Bedford, VA 24523 United States

Enjoy a 1940s-era parade on the morning of June 8th as part of the 75th Anniversary Commemoration events. Antique cars, bands, veterans, living historians, and more will take to the streets in tribute to those who served. At the end of the parade, a bell…

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“Tuesday Mourning” June 8 Matinee

June 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gibson Memorial Auditorium – Bedford Science and Technology Center, 600 Edmund St.
Bedford, VA 24523

“Tuesday Mourning,” a play written by Duane Hahn with original music by Richard Adams, tells the story of Bedford's ultimate sacrifice from the perspective of the men who were there.  Runs June 6-9, 2019.  Click here for tickets and showtimes.  

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