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June 2020

76th Anniversary of D-Day Virtual Commemoration

June 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Recorded on location at the National D-Day Memorial
Free

Though we cannot gather during this unprecedented time, the Memorial will honor and remember those who served in the Allied invasion of Normandy with a virtual online event. Watch the premiere.  

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National D-Day Memorial Reopens

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

The National D-Day Memorial will reopen to visitors on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, as part of a phased approach to welcoming guests back on site for the summer. The Memorial has established a number of initiatives to prepare for reopening which include the following: Regular…

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World War II Day Camp at Home: Spy Week

June 22 - June 24

For 2020 and to support social distancing, we are offering World War II Day Camp at home through interactive activity boxes paired with video lessons. While the box is designed to be completed at your own pace, some of the activities will include optional group…

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July 2020

All-American Day

July 4 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
National D-Day Memorial, 3 Overlord Circle VA 24523 United States + Google Map

To recognize their contributions to keeping our Nation free, the Memorial is offering free admission to all veterans on Independence Day. Please present your veteran ID at the hospitality booth.      

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WWII Day Camp at Home: Survival Week

July 20 - July 24

For 2020 and to support social distancing, we are offering World War II Day Camp at home through interactive activity boxes paired with video lessons. While the box is designed to be completed at your own pace, some of the activities will include optional group…

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September 2020

Poppy Peace Garden

September 2 @ 10:00 am - September 13 @ 5:00 pm
National D-Day Memorial, 3 Overlord Circle VA 24523 United States

This September 2nd marks the official 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. To pay remembrance, the Memorial will place thousands of red poppies alongside the sculpture, Le Monument Aux Morts as a visual tribute to the men and women who gave their all…

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Lunchbox Lecture

September 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Fleda A. Ring Education Quonset Hut, 3 Overlord Circle
Bedford, VA 24551

“Weird War II” Rusty Nix, Communications Manager, Virginia WWI and WWII Commemoration Commission In-Person Lecture and Live-streamed through Facebook Live and YouTube.  An American soldier leading the charge in the Red Army? The B-17 Bomber that beat its own crew back home? A medieval madman on the beaches…

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Educator Open House

September 10 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Fleda A. Ring Education Quonset Hut, 3 Overlord Circle
Bedford, VA 24551

During the open house, teachers can explore the different opportunities available for educational programming within our brand-new Education Quonset Hut. Masks will be required and teachers must sign up for a 30-minute time slot to ensure social distancing. Each time slot is limited to 20…

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POW/MIA Awareness Ceremony Livestream

September 18 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Livestream
Free

Due to recommendations on large gatherings, the Memorial will not hold an in-person POW/MIA Awareness event in 2020. Please join us for a livestreamed ceremony as we pay tribute to those who are missing in action or who endured a prisoner of war experience. Details…

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Lunchbox Lecture Livestream

September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Livestream
Free

The Lost Soldier: The Ordeal of a WWII GI from the Home Front to the Hurtgen Forest” Chris Hartley, WWII Historian and Author Online Only Through Facebook Live and YouTube The Lost Soldier offers a perspective on World War II we don’t always get from histories and memoirs. Based…

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