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October 2018

Homeschool Day

October 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
National D-Day Memorial – Johnson Pavilion, 3 Overlord Circle
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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During this special event, homeschool families and co-ops get to experience the National D-Day Memorial’s field trip program. Students will be given the opportunity to meet WWII veterans and interact with living historians. Hands-on activities will illustrate various aspects of WWII history. A complimentary guided…

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U.S. Navy 243rd Birthday

October 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

In honor of the Navy’s birthday, all Navy personnel and veterans receive free admission to the Memorial.

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Lunchbox Lecture: A Kriegie’s Diary

October 25, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bedford Area Welcome Center, 816 Burks Hill Rd.
Bedford, VA 24523 United States

During WWII, tens of thousands of American airmen were held in German POW camps. Many received from the YMCA and the Red Cross a blank journal called “A Wartime Log” to record their thoughts, paste photos, or preserve sketches. Sgt. Robert Folk was one such…

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“Dawn on Omaha Beach: We Were There” Book Launch

October 26, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
National D-Day Memorial – Johnson Pavilion, 3 Overlord Circle
Bedford, VA 24523 United States

Before his death in 2009, Elisha “Ray” Nance, the last surviving officer of the “Bedford Boys” –Co. A, 116th Regiment, 29th Division—penned an account of his experiences before and after WWII. He intended to publish his book, but never achieved that dream. Now his children…

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Bedford Boys Homefront Tour Plaque Dedications and Reception

October 26, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join the National D-Day Memorial Foundation and the Town of Bedford as they dedicates three more of the "Bedford Remembers" plaques in Centertown Bedford in tribute to the sacrifices made by the community in World War II and especially on D-Day. Click here to see…

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November 2018

U.S. Marine Corps 243rd Birthday

November 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
National D-Day Memorial – Johnson Pavilion, 3 Overlord Circle
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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In honor of the U.S. Marine Corps’ birthday, all active duty Marines and veterans receive free admission to the Memorial.

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Veterans Day Observance

November 12, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
National D-Day Memorial – Johnson Pavilion, 3 Overlord Circle
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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Take time to honor all who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces during this special event. The program will include special music, guest speakers, and recognition of all veterans. Guests are asked to bring their own chair. The latest installment of veteran bricks will…

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December 2018

Flames of Memory and Christmas in Wartime Presentation

December 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
National D-Day Memorial – Johnson Pavilion, 3 Overlord Circle
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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Continues nightly December 15 & 16   As twilight deepens and obscures the Blue Ridge, the Memorial will honor the 4,413 men killed on D-Day.  Arranged throughout the monument, thousands of luminaries will shine in recognition of Overlord’s fallen and in tribute to the ultimate…

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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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