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January 2019

Lunchbox Lecture Series: The Diplomacy of D-Day

January 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bedford Area Welcome Center, 816 Burks Hill Rd.
Bedford, VA 24523 United States

Dr. Peter F. Coogan, Associate Professor of History at Hollins University Most people know what D-Day meant for the thousands of Americans, British, and Canadian troops who came ashore in Normandy.  Less well known is the complex negotiations before and after the invasion that involved…

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February 2019

Lunchbox Lecture Series: The Heritage of African-American Marines in WWII

February 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bedford Area Welcome Center, 816 Burks Hill Rd.
Bedford, VA 24523 United States

Montford Point Marine Association For Black History Month, come learn about the intriguing heritage of African-American Marines in WWII. Representatives of the Montford Point Marine Association will be on hand to highlight the challenges faces by these often-overlooked heroes of the war, and the impact…

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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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